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:
firstname.lastname@example.org with these details:
NB: You will not be able to access a project account via Outlook until it is in the GAL.
- The account username
- A display name sensible in the University context
- The email address
- 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: