Office of Information Technology

Mozilla Thunderbird

Step 1.

Go to Account Settings

In Mozilla Thunderbird.  Click on Tools  Account Settings

Step 2.

Click on Composition & Addressing

Under Account Settings,  select your email account that you want to add EDIR to, and then select the section labeled Composition & Addressing

Step 3.

Select Use a different LDAP server:

Under the Addressing section, select Use a different LDAP server: and then click on Edit Directories...

Step 4.

Click Add

Click the Add button to add a new LDAP server.

Step 5.

Fill in the Server Information

Fill in the following information

Name: EDIR  

Hostname: edir.alaska.edu

Base DN: ou=people,dc=Alaska,dc=edu

Port: 389

and then click OK and then click OK again to leave the LDAP Directory Servers window

Step 6.

Select your New Address Book!

Back under the Addressing section, select your newly added EDIR account from the drop down list. and then click OK

You're Done!! 

Congratulations your Thunderbird Email client is now configured to use EDIR as an address book.


Using EDIR

Open the Address Book

Click on  Address Book or press Ctrl + Shift + B to open the Address Book.

Select EDIR

Select EDIR from the  Address Books on the left, and then search it using the bar in the top right

Happy Searching!

NOTE: The name of the Address Book will be what ever you entered under step 5

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