How to set the priority of contacts and the global address list in the Addressing dialog box in Outlook


In previous versions of Microsoft Outlook, the location of the settings to control the order of contacts and the Global Address List were on the Addressing tab under Services on the Tools menu.

In Outlook 2002, this setting location was changed. This article explains where to set the choices for the Addressing tab in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, and in Microsoft Outlook 2002.

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Use the following steps to set up the order of addresses for contacts and the Global Address List:
  1. Click the Address Book icon. You may also click the Tools menu, click Address Book or press the CTRL+SHIFT+B keys for the keystroke shortcut.
  2. In the Address Book dialog box, click the Tools menu choice, and then click the Options menu choice.
  3. The Addressing dialog box appears.
  4. In the Addressing dialog box, you can adjust the priority that is used for the addressing of items, such as using your contacts before using the Global Address List. Use the up and down arrows on the right side to adjust the priority.
  5. Click OK.