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We're considering using Google Apps as groupware, with our Mac and Linux users (and likely a few of the Windows users as well) accessing mail and calendar using Thunderbird with Lightning. We seem to have worked out most features, but have not found a way to access Global Address List.

Is there a way to sync the Global Address List to Thunderbird?

Update: The Zindus addon as suggested by @superuser, does not have support for Global Address List from Google Apps (it does however support GAL from a Zimbra server)

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You can use an addon called Zindus. It should be able to sync your Global Address List as well as your personal address book.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/zindus/

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Unfortunately Zindus only support GAL from Zimbra, not from Google :( –  Roy Nov 28 '12 at 12:13
    
Maybe try addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/google-contacts I personally have not used this, and the project doesn't look very active, and there seems to be a few bugs they have to work out. So, proceed with CAUTION. –  superuser Dec 2 '12 at 4:19
    
No Global Address List in that one either. Thanks anyway :) –  Roy Dec 6 '12 at 8:49

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