How can I search through my Contacts automatically with the Address Book when using Kerio Outlook Connector?

You want Outlook to display your public contact folder while you are composing a new email.

  1. Launch Outlook.
  2. Right-click on your contact folder and left-click on "Properties"
  3. Select the "Outlook Address Book" tab.
  4. Check the box "Show this folder as an email Address Book"
  5. Click "Ok"

You should now be able to search through your contact folder when composing an email.

Additional considerations

Contacts that do not contain email addresses will not be visible when you compose a new email.

The public contact folder is empty by default. The following instructions can be used to add user accounts to the public contact folder.

  1. Log into the Kerio MailServer Administration Console.
  2. Go to Domain Settings > Users
  3. Select the user accounts you wish to add to the public contact folder. Use the CTRL or SHIFT keys to select multiple user accounts.
  4. Click on the Publish button.
  5. Select the appropriate public contact folder.
  6. Click on the Publish button.
  7. Click on the Close button.

If you are using Outlook 2000 then you must add the "Outlook Address Book" Information service to the same profile used by the Outlook Connector. This can accomplished using the following instructions.

  1. Go to the Start menu > Settings > Control Panel
  2. Double-click on Mail
  3. Click on Show Profiles... button.
  4. Select the profile used by the Kerio Outlook Connector and click on the "Properties" button.
  5. Click on the "Add..." button.
  6. Select Outlook Address Book and click on the "OK" button.

If you are using Outlook 2003 then you will need to have the "Folder List" option enabled. This option is a button in lower left corner of Outlook.