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Contacts in Nexus

Introduction to Address Books at Oxford

Nexus provides two distinct address books:

The Nexus Global Address Book (GAL)
This contains the email address and department/college of each member of the University. It is updated centrally, and you cannot add to or change it. If your own details are incorrect, please inform the University Computing Services Help Centre.
Project accounts: By default secondary (project) accounts are ex-directory. If you would like your project account to appear in the address list then please contact: with these details:
  1. The account username
  2. A display name sensible in the University context
  3. The email address
NB: You will not be able to access a project account via Outlook until it is in the GAL.
Each user has their own address book, stored on the Nexus servers so that it is available from anywhere in the world via Outlook Web Access. You can use this to store the details of friends, colleagues, family, or anyone you want! You can also create distribution lists, which allow you to group together a set of people who you frequently email together, such as your research group, or housemates. You can also share your contacts with other Nexus users.

What address book/contacts features you have access to depends on how you are using Nexus: online (using Internet Explorer or another, non-IE browser) or via a locally installed client such as Outlook or Entourage.

More information about Nexus Contacts is available for the following clients: