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Re: Create Distribution List

On Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:05:09 +0200, Ulrich Windl stated:

> >>> Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net> schrieb am 10.08.2014 um 16:20 in Nachricht
> <20140810102023.35b4a4f9@scorpio>:
> > I don't know if this is the best place to ask this question, but it is
> > probably as good as any to start.
> > 
> > I am a new user of OpenLDAP. I formerly, and still do use the MS Outlook 
> > address book to store my contacts. I can duplicate most of the features of
> > the MS Address book, except the ability to create distribution lists. I
> > just cannot figure out how to accomplish this feat.
> > 
> > Using MS Outlook, or Claws-Mail on my FreeBSD machine, I can type in a 
> > distribution name and all of the email addresses are filled in.
> > 
> > 
> > distribution list name=my-list
> > john@somewhere.com 
> > jill@anotherISP.net 
> > jim@hisISP.com 
> > 
> > Some of these distribution lists are quite large.
> > 
> > I cannot fine out a way to create a similar list in OpenLDAP, which is a
> > serious buzz, not to mention deal killer in this instance.
> From what I know is that in object class inetOrgPerson you can have
> multiple mail attributes. So if you define you list as a pseudo person, you
> can get all the mail addresses. Possibly the most primitive and ugly way to
> do it.

I will have to give that a try I suppose. It is a shame that there is not a
"native" way of accomplishing the creation of a distribution list like the MS
Outlook address book affords. Actually, may MUAs such as claws-mail have this
feature embedded into their code. However, that requires me to have multiple
address books and is not what I am looking for.