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Manage contacts outside of Apps mail

Contact Manager

Add Contact Manager to your domain

Manage contacts outside of Apps mail

Contact Manager

If you don't have mail turned on for your school Google Apps accounts, you can still save and manage contact information using the 'standalone' Contact Manager. 'Standalone' simply means that you do not need to use Apps mail or any other product to get to your contacts – they can now be accessed directly.

Just as with your Apps mail contact manager, this standalone version lets you create groups, add multiple email, phone, or home addresses and even adjust chat preferences for your contacts. You can import your contacts from other sources or export the ones you have currently.

You can find the standalone contact manager here: http://www.google.com/contacts/a/yourschool.org Please be sure to replace yourschool.org with your school domain name.

 

However, before accessing your contacts this way, your administrator will have to enable this functionality within the control panel by clicking on the "add more services" link, finding the "Contacts" option and clicking the "add it now" button.

Note: Domains using the shared contacts functionality can have up to 50,000 entries.  Shared contacts are part of the organization's global address list (GAL), and these contacts auto-complete across Google Apps.

Review all the tasks you can do in the Contact Manager in Module 2 Chapter 3 »

Add Contact Manager to your domain

The standalone Contact manager is not included with your Google Apps Education Edition account automatically, you must manually add the service.

You must also be using the 'Next Generation' version of the control panel to use the standalone Contact Manager. You can turn on the 'Next Generation' as follows:

Log in to your control panel with your Administrator account at http://www.google.com/a/cpanel/yourschool.org.   Be sure to replace [yourschool.org] with your actual school Apps domain name.

Click the 'Domain Settings' tab in the blue bar on top of the control panel.

 

Scroll to the bottom of the page

Under Control Panel, select 'Next generation (US English only)'.

 

You can then add the standalone Contact Manager service as follows:

Log in to your control panel with your Administrator account at  at http://www.google.com/a/cpanel/yourschool.org. Be sure to replace [yourschool.org] with your actual school Apps domain name.

In the Service settings section of the dashboard, click Add more services.

 

Under Contact Manager, click Add it now.

 

Contact Manager is now enabled for your school Apps domain.