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How do I share my contacts or manage contact permissions in Outlook for Windows?

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Outlook 2013/2016

  1. From the Contacts tab, right-click on your Contacts and choose Share > Folder Permissions.
  2. On the Permissions tab, you may add or remove users to whom you have delegated access to your calendar.
  3. To add a new delegate, select Add... and search for the desired user by Last Name.  You can search the Global Address List or your personal contacts list by selecting the appropriate dropdown under Address Book.  Under the Permissions heading, choose the level of detail you would like to provide to the user.
  4. To remove a delegate, select the user and choose Remove.
  5. Click Apply > OK.

Descriptions of the permission levels are listed below.  You can create custom permissions by selecting the appropriate check boxes and options under Permissions.

With this permission level (or role)
You can
Owner
Create, read, modify, and delete all items and files, and create subfolders.  As the folder owner, you can change the permission levels that other people have for the folder.  (Does not apply to delegates.)
Publishing Editor
Create, read, modify, and delete all items and files, and create subfolders.  (Does not apply to delegates.)
Editor
Create, read, modify, and delete all items and files.
Publishing Author
Create and read items and files, create subfolders, and modify and delete items and files that you create.  (Does not apply to delegates.)
Author
Create and read items and files, and modify and delete items and files that you create.
Contributor
Create items and files only.  The contents of the folder do not appear.  (Does not apply to delegates.)
Reviewer
Read items and files only.
Custom
Perform activities defined by the folder owner.  (Does not apply to delegates.)
None
You have no permission.  You cannot open the folder.

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