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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, from other University systems' data. If your own details are incorrect, please inform the Service Desk and the source data can be corrected. This will then be replicated into Nexus at the time of the next synchronisation.

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 the Service Desk 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 easily access a project account via Outlook until it is in the GAL - although once you are connected it can be made ex-directory again.


Each user has their own personal address book, stored on the Nexus servers. You can use this to store the details of friends, colleagues, family, or anyone else that you want. You can also create personal distribution lists, which allow you to group together a set of people who you frequently email at once, such as your research group, or housemates. You can also share your contacts with other Nexus users.

Which address book/contacts features you have access to depends on how you are using Nexus: online (using a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Chrome) or via a locally installed client such as Outlook, Mac Mail or iCal.

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Written by IT Services. Latest revision 29 May 2019