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    Hi
    I have set everything up OK with my main address book on my apply with isync to zimbra.

    However I would like to sync my windows / thunderbird address book up as well.

    Is this possible?

    David

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    Contacts Extension is nice but not needed. In T'Bird's Address Book, go to New > LDAP Directory, and create one with a name that makes sense to you, the ip address of the Zimbra (or other LDAP) server, and this string in "Base DSN"
    ou=people; dc=yourdomain; dc=com
    This would be for a yourdomain.com server. If it's .net then dc=net is what you put there.

    Then you have to go into T'Bird's Tools > Options and choose the "Composition" button across the top. Under the "Addressing" tab, check the "Directory Server" checkbox and choose your named directory (as above) from the drop-down list.

    You will not be able to browse the directory, but addresses will search or autocomplete.

    Cheers,

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    Dan,
    I'm afraid I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you. I think the contacts extension is very needed.

    Your method assumes that you have the ldap port open to the world, or at least to where ever people are going to access it. If you're behind a firewall, that's fine. But, if you're opening ldap to the world, then you're in trouble.

    The contacts extension uses soap, which is much more secure.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by jholder View Post
    Your method assumes that you have the ldap port open to the world, or at least to where ever people are going to access it. If you're behind a firewall, that's fine. But, if you're opening ldap to the world, then you're in trouble.
    Couldn't agree more, John. The thought of opening the LDAP port to the world IS scary. I just assumed he was behind a firewall because I am. . .

    I should play with that extension anyway. . .just for giggles. . .but would you say that even in a firewalled environment it's a better idea?

    Dan

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    Thanks for the options to try

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