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Change Default Address Book - Outlook

You may have multiple address lists in Outlook;

    • 1 is our internal list (Global Address Book)
    • 1 may be your business contacts
    • Another may be a special organization
    • ETC….

When you bring up the Address Book in Outlook, by default it shows the internal list (Global). However, if you mostly work with a different Address Book, you may want that book to be your default.

You can change the default via the following steps;

  1. Open the Address Book by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+B, while in Outlook, or use the Address Book icon on the right side of the Home tab in the Ribbon.
    Address Book Icon
  2. In the Address Book dialog choose Tools-> Options…
  3. Use the dropdown list for “When opening the address book, show this address list first” and change to your preferred address list. 
    Addressing dialog
  4. Press OK.
  5. Close the Address Book dialog.