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Global Address List

The Global Address List, sometimes referred to as the "GAL," is most commonly identified with Microsoft Exchange. The GAL is essentially a directory service within SmarterMail that contains a dynamic list of all contact information for every user on your domain. While individual mailboxes are contained within the GAL, Domain Administrators can further manage what's included in the GAL in order to hide users that may not represent real people, such as any aliases and/or mailing lists.

Contact information for the Global Address List is pulled from the individual account profiles of users. To update your listing, go to your settings area. Under User Settings, go to your Account Profile and edit your information.

Note: If the Global Address List is enabled for your domain, all information you enter into your profile can be seen by all other members of your domain.

Other than the availability of the information within the Global Address List, it functions almost identically as Contacts. The difference is that anything in My Contacts is seen only by you.