Important You cannot edit Address Book (Address Book: The collection of address books that you can use to store names, e-mail addresses, fax numbers, and distribution lists. The Address Book may contain a Global Address List, an Outlook Address Book, and a Personal Address Book.) entries from within the Address Book. You make changes by changing the information for the individual contacts in your Outlook Contacts. After saving the contact, the changes for that entry will be updated in the Address Book.
Think of the Address Book as a "container" of all your contacts. You can view them there, and add them to messages, but you add and update the information from within Outlook Contacts.
Note By default, the Outlook Address Book (Outlook Address Book: An address book that is automatically created from contacts in the Contacts folder. The contacts can be people inside and outside of your organization. When you update your contacts, the Outlook Address Book is updated as well.) contains all the Contacts in your main Outlook Contacts folder. If your organization has a Global Address List (GAL) (Global Address List: The address book that contains all user, group, and distribution list e-mail addresses in your organization. The administrator creates and maintains this address book. It may also contain public folder e-mail addresses.), these contacts are also included. If you have created any additional contacts folders, these can also be included.
New contacts are created using the contact form (contact form: A view of an individual contact that contains all the information stored in the contact.), an Electronic Business Card (Electronic Business Card: A view of specific information about a contact, in a format similar to a paper-based business card, that can be inserted into messages.), or by adding a person's name, e-mail address, or Electronic Business Card by saving them to your Contacts when received in e-mail messages. After they are saved, the changes appear in the Address Book.
For more information, see:
Create a contact
Create Electronic Business Cards
Add names to Contacts from an open message
Add or remove an address book
Add information to a contact by using the All Fields page
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