This feature requires you to use a Microsoft Exchange Server account. Most home and personal accounts do not use Microsoft Exchange. For more information about Microsoft Exchange accounts and how to determine which version of Exchange your account connects to, contact our sales or service department. You can quickly view another person’s shared default Microsoft Exchange Contacts from the Navigation Pane.
- In Contacts, click Open Shared Contacts.
- Type a name in the Name box, or click Name to select a name from the Address Book.
- Click OK.
After you access a shared Contacts folder for the first time, the Contacts folder is added to the Navigation Pane. The next time you want to view the shared Contacts folder, you can click it in the Navigation Pane.
If the other person whose Contacts folder you want to open has not granted you permission to view it, Outlook prompts you to ask the person for the permission you need. If you click Yes, a sharing request e-mail message opens automatically. The message requests the person to share his or her Contacts folder with you and also provides the option to share your default Contacts folder with him or her.