Shared Address Books

This feature of Ability Mail Server allows address books to be created which can then be shared with users. This information can be accessed through LDAP, which allows downloading of entries into mail clients, or through WebMail, which merges the user's address book with selected shared address books. This feature is useful to large organizations which want to share important contact information.

Shared Address Books

  • Shared Address Books - This displays a list of all shared address books.

Add / Edit Shared Address Book

  • Name - This is the name of the shared address book.
  • Address Book Entries - This displays a list of the shared address book's entries.
  • Add Users - This option allows you to automatically fill the shared address book with users found on local domains and groups.
  • Import - This allows you to import address book entries from a CSV file. This facility supports any CSV format and has additional support for formats found in popular mail clients.
  • Export All - This allows you to export all the address book entries into a CSV file.
  • Address Book Groups - This displays a list of the shared address book's groups.

Add / Edit Shared Address Book - Add / Edit Entry

  • Common Name -This also known as the nick name. This field is required.
  • Email Address - This field is required.
  • First Name - This field is optional.
  • Surname - This field is optional.
  • Organization - This field is optional.
  • Department - This field is optional.
  • Street Address - This field is optional.
  • Town / City - This field is optional.
  • State / Province - This field is optional.
  • Country - This field is optional.
  • Zip / Postal Code - This field is optional.
  • Telephone No - This field is optional.
  • Description - This field is optional.

Add / Edit Shared Address Book - Add / Edit Group

  • Common Name -This also known as the nick name. This field is required.
  • Description - This field is optional.
  • Members - These are the members of the group, which are in fact the common names of address book entries.