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If the update mechanism appears to be broken for you, it could be because of a corruption in your OAB or in your mail profile.
In that case, you can completely reset it by deleting the files making up the OAB or by recreating your mail profile.
The Global Address Book (GAL) is a directory of available contact information for CUMC, NYPH and Columbia University faculty, staff and students.
It can be accessed when using a CUMC email (@cumc.columbia.edu) account with Outlook or when logged in to the Outlook Web App.
Rather than waiting 24 hours for Outlook to update the Offline Address Book on its own, you can force an update via the Send/Receive menu button.
When you have Cached Exchange Mode enabled, Outlook by will by default cache the main Global Address List as well.
From there, right-click any selected contact and choose "Add to Contacts".
You can select all of them by selecting the first one, scrolling to the end of the list, and click the last item.
In that case the whole OAB is being downloaded again.
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