How can I configure Evolution to use LDAP

How can I configure Evolution to use LDAP?

Evolution can be configured to use the blog.philcopy.com.ph LDAP servers to lookup e-mail addresses. This has only been tested using Evolution on Athena, but should work with Evolution on other platforms.

1. Start Evolution by clicking on the “Mail” icon in the panel or by typing:

2. At the bottom left of the Evolution window, click the “Contacts” button. This will display the contacts window:

3. Then, from the File menu, choose “New” and then “Address Book / or Contact”:

4. This opens the “Add Address Book” window, like this:

5. Enter the settings as follows:

Type LDAP
Name blog.philcopy.com.ph
Server blog.philcopy.com.ph
Port 389 (this is entered by default)
Log in method: Using DN
Username mail=EmailAccount@philcopy.com.ph,ou=Users,domainName=philcopy.com.ph,o=domains,dc=philcopy,dc=com,dc=ph
password Your password

Note: Change the EmailAccount with your Account Name. ex. Tpc.sim.jose@philcopy.com.ph

The completed window should look like this:

Wait!

Do NOT click the “Add Address Book” button yet.*

6. Click on the “Details” tab at the top of “Add Address Book” window. Enter the settings as follows:

Search base: ou=Users,domainName=philcopy.com.ph,o=domains,dc=philcopy,dc=com,dc=ph
Search scope: Sub

Be Careful Make sure the “search base” is entered exactly as shown above, with no spaces.

The completed window should look like this:

Click “Add Address Book”

7. On the left side of the Contacts window, you can

click the little triangle next to the words “On LDAP

Servers”, and the new “blog.philcopy.com.ph

entry you created should appear there:

blog.philcopy.com.ph

8. At the bottom left of the Contacts window, click “Mail” to return to the Evolution mail screen.

9. From the “Tools” menu, choose “Settings”. In the “Evolution Settings” window, click “Autocompletion” in the left column. Check the box next to “blog.philcopy.com.ph“. The window should look like this:

Click “Close” to close the “Evolution Settings” window.

10. Start a new e-mail like you normally would. In the “To:” field, begin typing someone’s last name, then pause. After a second or two, a window should pop up showing all the people at MIT who match that last name. Use the mouse to click on the person you want, and their address will be entered in the “To” field. In the example below, the user has typed the first 5 letters of President “Jose” last name:

11. You can also begin typing someone’s first name, or e-mail address. In the example below, the user has typed “teacher”, and the person who has that e-mail address appears in the list:

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