At IU, how do I configure Thunderbird to access the ADS Global Address List?
Note: The Indiana University ADS Global Address List (GAL) does not always work correctly with Mozilla Thunderbird. When you search for an address, results may take 20 minutes or longer to appear, or they might not appear at all. The GAL works more consistently with Outlook. For instructions, see In Outlook, how do I search through the ADS Global Address List if I'm using IMAP? or In Outlook 2011 or Entourage for Mac OS X, how do I access the ADS Global Address List?
To configure Thunderbird for Windows or Mac OS X to access the GAL:
- In Thunderbird, from the
- In the
Address Bookwindow, from the
New, and then select
- In the
Directory Server Propertiesdialog box, next to "Name:", type a descriptive name (e.g.,
- Next to "Hostname:", for IU Bloomington, type
iu-mssg-adsdc04.ads.iu.edu. For any other campus location, type
- Next to "Base DN:", type the following, with no spaces after the commas: dc=ads,dc=iu,dc=edu
- Next to "Bind DN:", enter
usernamewith your IU Network ID username.
Use secure connection (SSL).
- Next to "Port number:", enter
3269, and then click
- In the
Address Bookwindow, under "Address Books", select the directory you just added.
- In the search box, type all or part of an email address or name
(first or last) for which you want to search, and then press
- When you are prompted for your passphrase, enter your IU Network
ID passphrase. If you don't want to enter your passphrase
each time Thunderbird attempts to access the GAL, check
Use Password Manager to remember this password.
GAL entries containing the text you entered in the search box will
appear. To send email to someone listed in the directory, select the
name, and then click
Write near the top of the window.
Last modified on April 18, 2013.