Add a directory service (LDAP) account

Internet directory services, also known as LDAP services, are used to find e-mail addresses that are not in your local Outlook contacts. Directory services search directories on other servers to look up names and other information that can then be viewed in Outlook. You can locate an LDAP server on the Internet, on your organization's intranet, or through another company that hosts an LDAP server.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.

  2. In the lower-left corner of the Accounts dialog box, click Add  Add an account button , and then click Directory Service.

  3. Enter the information for your directory service, and then click Add Account.


    • After you add the account, you can select the authentication method, if it is required.

    • To set LDAP search options after you add the account, in the Accounts dialog box, click Advanced.

See also

Directory service account basic settings

Directory service account advanced settings

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