Configuring Thunderbird Directory Services (LDAP)

In the Toolbar, select Tools, then click Options. This will open the Thunderbird Options window, navigate to the Composition option. Next, hit the Addressing tab and check the box labeled Directory Server and click "Edit Directories" Another window should appear, on the right, click Add and fill in the fields:

Name: BSOE
Host Name: directory.soe.ucsc.edu
Base DN: ou=People,dc=soe,dc=ucsc,dc=edu
Port Number: 636
Bind DN: uid=username,ou=People,dc=soe,dc=ucsc,dc=edu
Use Secure Connection (SSL): Checked

Be sure to replace username with your actual BSOE user name.

Then click the "Advanced" tab and change the search filter to:

(soeStatus=Active)

Click Ok on all the opened windows.