Connecting to your organization LDAP directory

To be able to look up names in an LDAP directory, set up Microsoft Outlook to connect to the directory.

About this task

By default, the IBM Address Book Provider directory is available to you for looking up the names of people in your organization when you address email or a meeting invitation. Optionally, you can follow the steps in this procedure to set up a connection to an LDAP directory too, if your organization uses one.


  1. Open Microsoft Outlook using the new IBM® mail profile.
  2. Click File > Info > Account Settings > Account Settings.
  3. Go to the Address Books tab and click New. Choose Internet Directory Service (LDAP) and click Next.
  4. Enter the name of your company's LDAP directory server, for example Provide credentials if they are needed, then click Next, OK, and Finish.
  5. Restart Microsoft Outlook.