Adding contacts from the Global Address List (GAL) in Outlook 2016 for macOS


You have two main ways of getting access to and storing contacts. You have access to a Global Address List (GAL) that contains everyone who has a Northwestern email address, and a Personal Address Book for contacts inside or outside of the University. You can add contacts from the GAL to your Personal Address Book using the instructions below.


  1. From the ribbon, click Address Book or Contacts Search to open a new window.
  2. Enter a name into the search box. As you type, the search function will display possible matches.
  3. Double-click the name of the desired contact from the search results, and a window will open with the person's contact information.
  4. To the right of the person's name, click Add to Contacts, then click Save and Close.
  5. You can view your Personal Address Book or Contacts by clicking on People on the bottom bar, or Contacts in the left navigation pane.


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Created: 2016-03-25 15:22:10
Updated: 2020-08-05 18:22:33



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