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Access N.D. Government Email Addresses in Outlook

Need to find the email address of someone from the Bank of North Dakota, Dept. of Agriculture or another state agency quicker than going to their website? At the N.D. University System Public Affairs Council retreat, Jerry Rostad, NDUS assistant CIO (and former Ag Comm videographer), shared how we can access the state government address book in Outlook. To set it up:

  • Open Outlook and click the File tab.
  • Click the Account Settings button and select Account Settings.
  • Switch to the Address Books tab.
  • Click New and ensure Internet Directory Services (LDAP) is selected.
  • Click Next.
  • For Server Name, type:
  • Click More Settings…
  • You will see a popup about restarting Outlook for the changes to take effect. Click OK.
  • Either leave Display Name as or create a name of your choosing (e.g., ND State Agencies).
  • Port should be 389.Address Book for ND State Agencies
  • Switch to the Search tab.
  • Under Search Base, select Custom and type DC=Addressbook
  • To finish, click:
    • OK
    • Next
    • Finish
    • Close

Restart Outlook for this setting to take effect.

To use the directory in Outlook, in a New Email, click on To then the Address Book. Under Address Book, select or whatever you called this. In the Search box, enter the first name or last name of the person that you are looking for.

This will only work when you are on or VPNed into one of the NDUS campuses, NDUS data center or ITD data center.

, Ag Communication Director, 701-231-7875

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