This page contains information about using LDAP with your email client to look up names that correspond to email addresses. This is considered legacy technology, as most clients can communicate directly through Exchange Email services.
If you have an Exchange email account and use Outlook, Apple Mail or Webmail, Exchange has a built-in address lookup function and these configuration instructions are unnecessary. The use of LDAP as an address book is mainly used by older clients such as Mozilla Thunderbird or Mutt, which are not able to integrate using Microsoft Exchange.
This article describes connecting Mozilla Thunderbird to LDAP. Other email clients may be able to connect to the LDAP server
using the information supplied below.
In Thunderbird, addresses that match the pattern you've typed so far will be listed below the field you're typing in (typically the "to:" and "cc:" fields of a new email message). You can type partial netids or names. You can select one from the list of available email addresses that appear in the autocomplete bar below.
Optional (for IT Pros only, this requires advanced configuration): For proper display of the full name in searches, you may wish to remap Thunderbird's display name attribute to AD's displayName attribute by configuring as follows: