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Adding Address Books
If you're upgrading from a previous version of Outlook, you might have a Personal
Address Book (PAB) to add to your profile. Although importing the contents of the PAB
to your Outlook Contacts folder is highly recommended, you can add the PAB to your
profile if you want to.
Now that Outlook supports distribution lists within the Contacts
folder, there's little need for a Personal Address Book in Outlook. It
just adds another file to keep track of and back up. If you're
upgrading and previously used a PAB, you should import your PAB
to the Contacts folder. If you never used a PAB before, don't start
now. The PAB might not work with future versions of Outlook and
won't work for mail merges or as an address book in other MAPI-
aware programs, such as Internet postage programs.
Outlook supports the use of LDAP address lists. Although there are very few public
LDAP servers, many universities have LDAP servers available for students and faculty to
use and Windows 2000/2003 Active Directories are LDAP enabled.
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an Internet
protocol that email programs use to look up contact information
from a server. It's supported by most email clients and provides non–
Exchange Server users with a shared address list.
• From the Tools, E-mail Accounts dialog, select Add a New Directory or Address
• Choose Internet Directory Service (LDAP) if you use an LDAP server or
Additional Address Books if you have a PAB to add to your profile.
If you chose LDAP, enter the server name and logon information for your LDAP server.
Ask your administrator or look for online help files if you need the server name or search
When you have an existing PAB to add to your profile, choose Personal Address Book
from the next menu and then browse to select the PAB.
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