3. Using personal contact lists on Nexus
In the section on searching the GAL we mentioned that when you open Address Book and select your
Nexus account from the list of groups in the left hand pane you will see two groups listed with your
Nexus name. The group that is shown with an icon that is a blue book with an
i on the
cover is the University-wide GAL whilst the group with your Nexus account name preceded by a brown
book icon with an
@ symbol on the cover is your personal address book stored on the
Nexus server. To check that you have selected the correct group take note of the text that appears
in the right most pane: if you see the text
Search [your Nexus account name] Global Address
List then you have selected the University-wide GAL, if you see the text
Selected then you are in your personal address book on the Nexus server.
You can create and manage personal contact lists on Nexus in exactly the same way that you have always created and managed your locally stored contact lists in Address Book. The only difference is that if you store your personal contact lists in Address Book on Nexus they will be available to you however you are accessing Nexus. For example, if you are away from your computer and are consequently accessing Nexus via OWA (the web interface) you would still have access to the personal contact lists that you have created in Address Book under your Nexus account.
In summary, unless you specifically want a personal contact list to be only visible on your computer it makes sense to store them on the Nexus server so that they are available to you however you are accessing Nexus.