Using Address Books in Webmail Plus
An address book is where contact information is stored. By default, a Contacts and an Emailed Contacts address book are created in Address Book. You can create additional address books and share them with others and you can also create group contact lists.
Types of address books
Two types of address books are supported in Webmail Plus.
- Personal address books, which consist of contacts that you maintain.
- Emailed Contacts is one, and is populated when you send an email to an address that is not already in one of your address books.
- Contacts is another, which you can populate by adding your own contacts and contact groups.
- Global Address List (GAL) which is tied to WMU's enterprise directory (LDAP) and cannot be edited by you.
Creating a new address book
- Click the Address Book tab.
- Click the New drop-down menu.
- Select Address Book.
- The Create New Address Book form opens.
- Enter a Name, and choose a Color .
- Select where to place the new folder and click OK.
Adding contacts to address books
You can add new contacts by:
- Right-clicking a name in a message header and choosing Add to Contacts and clicking Save.
- By clicking the New drop-down menu and selecting Contacts. Fill out the contact form and click Save.
Creating contact group lists
You can select addresses from the global address list (GAL), from any of your address books, and you can also enter in addresses.
- Select the address book that you want to create the group list in and click New and select New Contact Group.
- The New Contact Group form opens. Enter a Group Name and Add Members to this Group. When finished, click Save.
Sharing address books and contact lists
Please see Creating and Using Shares.
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