Many email programs allow you to automatically look up addresses in a directory server. If you are using Exchange Online with Outlook you will be able to look up addresses directly using the Global Address List. However the department and the university both also provide LDAP servers, which can be used by other email programs to look up addresses, and other information.
Using the departmental LDAP server to find mail addresses
The correct settings to use this directory are as follows:
Server name: ldap-serv.eng.cam.ac.uk
Port number: 389
SSL/secure connection: no
Search base: ou=Engineering Department, o=Cambridge University, c=GB
If you need assistance in setting this up in your email program then please contact the IT Helpdesk.
Using the University Lookup directory
The settings for this directory are as follows:
Server name: ldap.lookup.cam.ac.uk
Port number: 636
SSL/secure connection: yes
Search base: ou=people,o=University of Cambridge,dc=cam,dc=ac,dc=uk
For more information and advice on how to use it in different email programs, see their webpage on using the University LDAP Directory to find email addresses.
As before please contact the IT Helpdesk if you need any assistance.