Import Outlook contact into GAL

We would like to import a large list of company contacts that has been created in Outlook into GAL so that cell phone only users can view and access these contacts in their email client on the phones.

How do we go about doing this?

Thank-you
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
You need to create Contact in Exchange for each address. Then it will be visible in GAL. You cannot import directly.
Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
I have no personal experience with this, but found this:

You can do this by putting your Contacts information into a CSV file and then running this command

 Import-Csv "C:\Contacts.csv" | ForEach-Object { New-MailContact -Name $_.Name -ExternalEmailAddress $_.Email-Address -FirstName $_.FirstName -LastName $_.LastName  -OrganizationalUnit "ADDomain.local\OU" -Alias $_.Name }

Change the OU where you want to put your contacts.

Your CSV file will contain contacts attributes like this

Name,Email-Address,FirstName,LastName
contact1,contact1@yahoo.com,FName,LName

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/exchange/en-US/35bf8c23-bfc8-4b23-a5e6-4445b851b250/import-nonexchanged-email-addresses-into-gal

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