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LDAP Lookup for Thunderbird


Many users want to be able to lookup information from Dartmouth's Name Directory while they are using Thunderbird. Follow the steps below to do this:

  1. Click the Tools menu then select Account Settings.
  2. In the Account Settings window, click Composition & Addressing.
  3. Under the Addressing section, click the Use a different LDAP server radio button, then click Edit Directories...
  4. In the Select an LDAP Directory Server window, click Add.
  5. Enter the following information:
    • Name: Lookup
    • Hostname:
    • Base DN: dc=Dartmouth,dc=edu (no spaces, exactly as shown)
    • Port: 636
    • Bind DN: (leave blank)
  6. Check the box for Use secure connection (SSL).

  7. Click OK three times to return to the main Thunderbird window.


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Monday, July 18, 2016

If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

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