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Apple Mail

Setting Up EDIR in macOS for Apple Mail

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on Internet Accounts.
  3. Click the + then scroll down and click Add Other Account...
  4. Click LDAP account.
  5. Fill out the settings:
    1. Description: EDIR
    2. Search Base: ou=people,dc=alaska,dc=edu
    3. Scope: Subtree
    4. Server Address:
    5. Port: leave blank
    6. Check Use SSL
    7. Authentication: None

Using EDIR

Using EDIR within Apple Mail is easy, simply start typing a name in the To: field and it will automatically start searching all your Contacts, including EDIR, for you.

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