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In Mac OS X, how do I search for an address in the ADS Global Address List?

In Mac OS X, you can connect to Indiana University's Exchange server with the Contacts (OS X 10.8 and later) or Address Book (OS X 10.7 and before) application. Once connected, applications that use this data (e.g., Mac OS X Mail) can look up names and email addresses in the Global Address List (GAL). You can also search directly from the Contacts or Address Book application.

Contacts and Address Book configuration

Note: To search the Global Address List with Contacts or Address Book, you must have a Microsoft Exchange account.

Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)

  1. Open the Contacts application. Normally, it will be in the Applications folder.
  2. From the Contacts menu, select Preferences....
  3. At the top the resulting window, click the Accounts tab.
  4. Click the + (plus sign) to add a new account.
  5. In the sheet that drops down, click the button next to Exchange, and then click Continue.
  6. In the next sheet, configure the settings as follows:
    Name: Enter your name.
    Email address:
    Enter your primary IU email address (e.g., username@indiana.edu or username@iupui.edu)
    Password:
    Enter your Network ID passphrase.

    Once you've entered all your information, click Continue.
  7. Confirm your information is correct in the Account Summary, and then click Continue.
  8. In the next sheet, you'll be given the option to add your Exchange settings to other applications. When you're finished, click Done.

Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7 (Lion), and 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

  1. Open the Contacts (10.8) or Address Book (10.7 and 10.6) application. Normally, these will be located in your Applications folder.
  2. From the Contacts or Address Book menu, select Preferences....
  3. At the top of the resulting window, click the Accounts tab.
  4. Click the + (plus sign) to add a new account. In the sheet that drops down, configure the settings as follows:
    Account type:
    Select Exchange (10.8 and 10.7) or Exchange 2007 (10.6).
    Full name: Enter your name.
    Email address:
    Enter your IU email address (e.g., username@indiana.edu or username@iupui.edu)
    Password:
    Enter your Network ID passphrase.

    Once you've entered all your information, click Create.
  5. Confirm your information is correct in the Account Summary. If you don't want to add your Exchange settings to iCal and Mail, uncheck the appropriate boxes. Then, click Create.

Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

  1. Open Address Book, normally located in your Applications folder.
  2. From the Address Book menu, select Preferences....
  3. At the top of the resulting window, click the LDAP tab.
  4. Click the + (plus sign) to add a new server. In the sheet that drops down, configure the settings as follows:
    Name:
    IU (or provide a name of your choosing)
    Server: ads.iu.edu
    Port:
    Check Use SSL and Allow self-signed certificates. In the field, enter 3269.
    Search Base:
    dc=ads,dc=iu,dc=edu (Note that there are no spaces after the commas.)
    Scope: Subtree
    Auth Type: Simple
    User name:
    ads\username, where username is your IU Network ID username
    Password: Your IU Network ID passphrase

  5. Click Save.

Mail configuration (10.8 and earlier only)

Once you have set up Address Book, to access the GAL from Mail:

  1. Open OS X Mail, and from the Mail menu, select Preferences....
  2. In the toolbar at the top of the window, click Composing.
  3. Make sure Automatically complete addresses is checked.

When you compose a new email message, as you type in names or addresses in the addressing fields, Mail will attempt to complete them using the GAL.

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Last modified on 2015-03-05.

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