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Directory Search (Win) - Configure Thunderbird

This document describes how to configure Thunderbird to access the campus LDAP server for directory service information.

Configuring Thunderbird

  1. Open Thunderbird.
  2. Go to the Tools menu and select Options.
  3. From the Options menu, select Composition. Then select the Addressing tab.
  4. Check the box next to Directory Server. Then click Edit Directories.

    01-Addressing.png

  5. Click the Add button.

    02.5-AddServer.png

  6. Enter the following information on the General tab:
    • Name: Directory Search
    • Hostname: ldap.services.wisc.edu
    • Base DN: dc=wisc,dc=edu

    02-Directory Server Properties

    Then click OK.

  7. Click OK again.

    03-LDAP Directory Servers

  8. Make sure that Directory Server is checked and Directory Search is selected in the drop down menu.

    White Pages selection

    Then click OK.

  9. Thunderbird is now configured for LDAP!

Using Directory Services

In Thunderbird, addresses will autocomplete when filling out the To:, Cc:, and Bcc: fields. The results will appear in a drop down below the field you are typing in.

You can also perform a search through you Address Book:

  1. Go to the Tools menu and select Address Book.
  2. Select Directory Search from the left-hand pane and enter the name you are looking for in the Search field:
  3. Address Book selection

In some instances, you may experience problems with auto-completion. If so, please review the following document: http://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=5032




Keywords: wiscmail whitepages thunderbird directory Services ldap address book wiscmail email mail configure access campus wiscmailThunderbirddisclaimer people search configuring   Doc ID: 3462
Owner: Ara M.Group: Office 365
Created: 2005-02-03 19:00 CDTUpdated: 2013-10-09 16:34 CDT
Sites: DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Staff, Office 365, WiscCal, WiscMail