The Global Address Book (GAL) is a directory of available contact information for CUMC, NYPH and Columbia University faculty, staff and students.
It can be accessed when using a CUMC email (@cumc.columbia.edu) account with Outlook or when logged in to the Outlook Web App.
If you are using Outlook 2003 or 2007 you may be in "Cached Mode", and you are looking at a copy called the "Offline address book" This only gets updated Every 24 hours, and the copy on the server only gets updated every 24 hours at (by default).
In addition to this there a a few methods by which your Outlook clients get the offline address book.*Note: Unless you are NOT in cached mode.
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In addition to using the Address Book to address messages, you can look up names and other information, such as office locations and telephone numbers, by typing the name in the Find a contact box on the Standard toolbar.
In the Information to download section, select Full Details and in the Address Book section, choose \Global Address List. **NOTE** Please read this section carefully, or your update will not work!!In Cached Exchange Mode, Outlook 2007 & 2010 downloads a local copy of the Global Address List (GAL), but only updates it every 24 hours.In order to reflect any changes or updates made to the Global Address List, you can force Outlook to download a new copy of the GAL.To export the entire GAL, press “Ctrl-A” to select everything, including any distribution groups. in English and journalism from Roger Williams University.To select a range, click the first item in the range, hold down the “Shift” key, and then click the last item. Steele also works as an IT Help Desk analyst, specializing in consumer and business user tech support. Steele also holds certifications as a Microsoft-certified desktop support technician, Microsoft-certified IT professional, Windows 7 enterprise support technician and Comp TIA A IT technician.You can change the default address book and also set other Address Book preferences, such as which address book to check first when sending a message and the location to store personal addresses.The Global Address Book contains the names and e-mail addresses of everyone in the UNC campus directory.If you are not seeing correct contact information in the GAL for someone that has a valid email address (i.e.someone who just received a CUMC email account, a new student, someone who recently changed their directory information) please use the steps below to synchronize your computer's locally cached version of the GAL.When you type a name in the To, Cc, or Bcc fields of an e-mail message, Microsoft Outlook automatically checks to see if the name you typed matches a name in the Address Book.If there is a match, the name is resolved — the Display Name and e-mail address are filled in — allowing you to send the message.