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Re: kaddressbook + openldap



On Thu, 2008-10-09 at 13:44 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I want to create a kaddressbook/kmail distribution list
> from my openldap address book,
> choosing those entries with "o=course-111".
> Does anyone know if this is possible?
> 
> I can see my LDAP address book from kaddressbook,
> and see that there is an option to add names
> to a distribution list.
> But as far as I can see one can only choose entries
> based on Name or Email Address -
> there does not seem to be any option for choosing
> eg by an o=Organisation attribute, as I want to do.
> [I do see the Organisation value listed if I give a Name.]
> 
> Incidentally, as far as I can see,
> if one creates a distribution list it is specific
> to a given machine.
> Is there any way of creating a system-wide distribution list?
> I guess if I could get the distribution list from my LDAP address list
> this would serve the purpose,
> but I wondered if there was a more direct way.
> 
> Any and all advice or suggestions gratefully received.

Are you sure you want to do it this way? In my experience this kind of
list tends to wind up being a pain to administer because you're
basically doing everything from the mail client, which is the wrong
place for it (for one thing, it's difficult to share the list access
with anyone else, e.g a TA). If your institution supports it -- and I'd
be surprised if Trinity didn't -- you should use the standard mailing
list system they have, e.g. Mailman or whatever. It might take a little
more setup but you'll thank me in the end :-)

poc


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