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Set up Address to query MIT's LDAP server (Mac OS X 10.7 - Lion)


  1. Navigate to the System Preferences menu.
    Apple > System Preferences screen

  2. From the System Preferences window, select Mail, Contacts & Calendars.
    System preferences screen

  3. In the following window, select Add Account from the left hand column and choose Other from the right hand column.

  4. From the slide-down window, select Add an LDAP account and click Create...
    Choose account type screen

  5. At the Add an LDAP account screen, use the following settings:
    • Description: MIT LDAP
    • Search base: dc=mit,dc=edu
    • Scope: Subtree
    • Server Address:
    • Port: 389
    • Use SSL: unchecked
    • Authentication: None
      Add LDAP account settings screen

  6. Click Create.

Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) is now configured to search MIT's LDAP directory.

To enable address autocompletion in, navigate to: Mail > Preferences > Composing and ensure that the checkbox labeled "Automatically complete addresses" is toggled ON.

Automatically Complete Addresses

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Last Modified:

April 21, 2016

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