There are two central Address Books provided by the U of S. Depending on which email client you are using, you may want to use one or both of these Address Books.
The U of S Global Address List or GAL is built-in to the U of S Email and Calendar service which is based on Microsoft Exchange Server and Active Directory (AD). The GAL is automatically available from Outlook Web App, Outlook client software (in Exchange mode), and mobile devices that sync with the U of S Email and Calendar service. The GAL contains an automatically maintained list of all employees within the U of S community as well as email enabled AD groups, public folders, and SharePoint resources.
The U of S Central Address Book is located on an LDAP server. LDAP is a standard used by email client software to access central address books for organizations. The University of Saskatchewan maintains an LDAP address book at "ldapserver.usask.ca." Access to the Central Address book is restricted to members of the U of S community because it is not possible to opt out of the internal directory. The Central Address Book contains email addresses of members of the U of S community that have registered a personal alias as well as mailing lists managed by the ListMan service.
Anyone using a computer on the U of S Computer network that has email software that can access an LDAP database, can access the Central Address Book. Even if your email client software is already configured to use the GAL (such as Outlook), you may want to add the U of S Central Address Book as an additional place to search for email addresses. If you are using a non-Exchange aware email client (such as Mozilla Thunderbird), configuring the Central Address Book is your best option.
Email clients can be configured to access the Central Address Book by adding ldapserver.usask.ca as a directory. The method for setting this configuration varies depending on the email client. Not all browsers support LDAP servers.
When configuring your address book the following settings must to be set:
Please ensure that your personal address book is designated as the default address book.