import a .csv file of external addresses into a separate address list

I have a .csv file of all our customers.  I would like to create an address list in exchange (not in Global) with just these addresses so everyone (with security) can access if needed.  and I could easily update the csv file and repopulate it with new information.  Thanks  Dean
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Dave StringfellowIT managerCommented:
You can import a CSV directly in to a public folder using outlook, where you can use this for an address book, and also set access rights.

Hope this helps :)
You can use this :
for help with how to use CSV

You can also create an additional Address list via ESM.

Go to Recipients
All Address Lists
Right Click and chose NEW --> Address List.
This List will show up (with the GAL) when people click on their address book
deanquakerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the quick response.   So once the address list is created and is seen in Outlook, can I take a CSV file and populate that address list with emails?  I don't see anywhere that I can do that.  Thanks
First you want to populate the AD with the users / contacts using the CSV file.  It should have all the attributes you want in the CSV file.

You then create the address list in ESM later.

deanquakerAuthor Commented:
So in order to get these external email addresses in an 'address list' in exchange, I have to first add them as users in AD and then create the address list in ESM.  Then use the filter to put those users into the created address list.  Is that correct?

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