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monkeymissile

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Hi Everyone,
I am wondering if there's a way to make the public contact list we have be the default to all our Outlook 2010 and 2011 users so that we can have a unified contact list across the office.

thanks!
Justin
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Neil Whiteside (Kerio)

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Hello Justin,

This is something that you have to set manually in each client Outlook (Unless someone else on here has a magic fix):

Click the Tools menu (Outlook 2007) or the Home menu (Outlook 2010 / 2013) and then click Address Book to open the address book.

In the address book, click the Tools menu and then click Options to load the addressing options.

For Outlook 2007, click the drop-down arrow next to Show this address list first.

For Outlook 2010 / 2013, select Start with contact folders or select Custom and rearrange the order of contacts as required.

Use the pull-down menu to select the contact list that you want displayed as the default when the address book is opened.

Click OK.

In that way you can set your Public Folder - Contacts as the default.

I hope that helps.

Best regards,

Neil.

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monkeymissile

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Thank you Neil, much appreciated.
Is there a similar sequence for Outlook 2011 for Macs?
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Neil Whiteside (Kerio)

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No, I don't think you can do it with Outlook 2011......

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monkeymissile

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Dang, we're 50/50 so this is only half a solution unfortunately.
The sooner Kerio's webmail is as robust and feature-filled as Outlook, the sooner we can abandon it and just use webmail!

thanks
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monkeymissile

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it appears you can simply disable the default Contacts in 2011 and only enable the Public contacts list. I can easily select all local contacts and move them to the public list to create a sort of global list after weeding out any duplicates (unless there's a script for that).
It also looks like if the local address book is disabled, newly created contacts will automatically be added to the public list. Not a bad work-around....
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Neil Whiteside (Kerio)

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That's worth knowing.

There you go - a fair swap!

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agreed! If you don't learn something new every day, you've wasted an opportunity

now if I could just get a response on my other question Wink
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Bud Durland

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monkeymissile wrote on Thu, 22 May 2014 08:37
Dang, we're 50/50 so this is only half a solution unfortunately.
The sooner Kerio's webmail is as robust and feature-filled as Outlook, the sooner we can abandon it and just use webmail!


If you do, let me know how you did it. I've floated the idea, and nobody wants to use web mail if Outlook or Thunderbird is an alternative.
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