I'm not sure I completely understand what you are suggesting.
It is definitely a centrally administered system, and the address book is managed by IT
Could I have a simple "person" record which is named Managers, and contains
multiple email addresses, such that Thunderbird would automatically send an email to every
email address listed for the contact?
Actually, I don't think that would work since Thunderbird should assume you only want
to send the email to one email address for the contact. Maybe a single email field with
comma separated email addresses all in the one field...
Any other suggestions would be greatly received, I'll try some more options tomorrow.
Sorry for top posting, sent from my mobile.
On 8 July 2014 6:10:24 PM AEST, "Michael Ströder" <michael(a)stroeder.com>
Liam Gretton wrote:
> On 08/07/2014 05:28, Adam Goryachev wrote:
>> I've been messing with LDAP for the past couple of days, and
>> various online tutorials on how to create an addressbook for
>> in openldap.
>> However, thunderbird doesn't seem to have any smart way to show this
> I think you'll find that Thunderbird's address book has no concept of
> groups at all.
It has lists. But AFAIK it does not know a LDAP schema for lists (which
expanding addresses for all group members).
> But you could use an attribute like employeeType (from
> the inetOrgPerson objectClass) instead, and TB can make use of that.
> Have a dig around in TB's about:config editor and look at all the
> 'attrmap' options - you'll find that all the fields in a TB address
> entry can be mapped to LDAP attributes however you see fit.
> Unfortunately they can't be mapped to search filters, so you can't
> really do anything useful with memberOf.
I can't see how this all is useful for Thunderbird recognizing any kind
group entry as list.
If you have a central IT infrastructure I'd rather add simple entries
'mail' attribute and let the MTA expand the addresses. Caveat is that
(Thunderbird) won't know all recipient addresses and therefore can't
e-mail encryption with PGP or S/MIME.