Creating and using the Yale LDAP address book in Outlook
The Yale LDAP directory is a comprehensive listing of people in the Yale community. It contains several key pieces of information about each listing including name, address, phone number, and email address.
By default, Outlook uses the YaleConnect Global Address List (GAL) to search for email addresses. However, the GAL only contains email addresses for people using the YaleConnect service. Using the LDAP address book, you can look up the email addresses of people who are not users of the YaleConnect email service.
Here's how to search the Yale LDAP directory using Outlook.
Note: If your computer is not a Yale domain member (for example, if you are attempting to configure your home computer through your ISP, your home computer is probably not a Yale domain member), establish a VPN connection before attempting this procedure.
Creating an LDAP address book
Start Outlook and access Account Settings.
Outlook 2016: ClickFile > Account Settings > Account Settings.
TheEmail Accounts dialogbox is displayed.
Click the Address Books tab and select New.
Ensure that Internet Directory Service (LDAP) is selected and Click Next.
The Directory Service (LDAP) Settings page of the E-mail Accounts dialog box is displayed.
In the Server Name field, enter directory.yale.edu and click the More Settings button (if prompted that a restart of Outlook may be required, click OK).
In the display name as it appears in the Address Book field, enter Yale LDAP.
In the Port field, enter the number 389.
Leave Use Secure Sockets Layer unchecked.
Click the Search tab and in the Search timeout in seconds field, enter the number 60.
In the Specify the maximum number of entries you wish to return after a successful search field, enter the number 100.
In the Search base field select Custom and enter o=yale.edu .
Looking up an address using the LDAP address book
Create a new mail message.
Click the To button.
From the Show names from the list, select the Yale LDAP directory.
In the Search field, type in the name you are looking for and click Go.
Click the name of the person in the results to whom you want to send an email message, then click To to add the name to the Message Recipients list.
Repeat as necessary for additional recipients.
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