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Sharing "Global Contacts" in Outlook '98

By raisingspecialk1 ·
Hello, is it possible to share a "contacts template" within All Public Folders in Outlook '98. Our network has 15 stations and we currently use All Public Folders to share a company wide calendar. We would like to set up the same option for a company-wide contacts list of frequently used numbers, addresses, etc. Thank you.

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by gutridgesj In reply to Sharing "Global Contacts" ...

no problem

we do that here

make a new contact folder under your all public folder structure and called it something like "shared contacts". give everyone perms to add/modify/delete entries and there you go.

once that is set up, to get it on the Outlook address list for looking up name on the To: list, every user will have to right click on the contacts PF, click on outlook address book, check the box that says to "show this folder as an email address book"

if you have to import a lot of name periodically, make sub-folders for those contact so that you can delete and upload new ones each time.

works great here and eliminates making custom recipients in Exchange admin and having all those "globes" show up on the address list.

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by sunny@home In reply to Sharing "Global Contacts" ...

Yes you can share every folder you want. You do not need exchange to do so. The only thing you need is a smtp/pop3 mail-server. We use the mercury (freeware) mail-server. It can be downloaded at shareware.com e.g. or many other shareware dl-locations. It is programmed by David Harris (Author of Pegasus Mail). Mercury is available as a novell-nlm or a windows (w9x; nt; 2k) programm. It is easy to setup and to manage. But any smtp/pop3 will do the same work for you. The minimum update-interval ofthe shared folder can be set to 5 minutes. Also keep an eye on the sycnronisation of the shared folders.

Setup Information on shared folders, contacts, and meetings can be obtaint in the outlook help: search for protocols!
Take a look at the "file" protocol to setup the shared calenders for meetings.

For further information feel free to contact me at thomas.leidinger@epost.de

p.s. please excuse my bad english

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by sunny@home In reply to Sharing "Global Contacts" ...

Yes you can share every folder you want. You do not need exchange to do so. The only thing you need is a smtp/pop3 mail-server. We use the mercury (freeware) mail-server. It can be downloaded at shareware.com e.g. or many other shareware dl-locations. It is programmed by David Harris (Author of Pegasus Mail). Mercury is available as a novell-nlm or a windows (w9x; nt; 2k) programm. It is easy to setup and to manage. But any smtp/pop3 will do the same work for you. The minimum update-interval ofthe shared folder can be set to 5 minutes. Also keep an eye on the sycnronisation of the shared folders.

Setup Information on shared folders, contacts, and meetings can be obtaint in the outlook help: search for protocols!
Take a look at the "file" protocol to setup the shared calenders for meetings.

For further information feel free to contact me at thomas.leidinger@epost.de

p.s. please excuse my bad english

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