Outlook: Change Default Address Book


  • Step 1: From Outlook contacts click Address Book from the ribbon.

  • Step 2: The Address Book dialog box will open, click Tools Options

  • Step 3: Under "When opening the Address book, show this address list first." > select the drop-down arrow to select the name of the address book you would like to use by default. (Anoka Ramsey chosen below for example)

  • Step 4: Click OK and close the dialog box. 

  • Step 5: Restart Outlook application, the selected default Global Address List should now be reflected.
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Thu 11/12/20 9:11 AM
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