I try to connect to use Thunderbird instead of the Outlook 2016, connected to Office 365.

I can send and receive the mails, but the problem is the Address Contacts. I am not an network expert, so wondering if it possible to synchronize the contacts between the Active Directory or Office 365 with my Thunderbird?

There is an option to add a LDAP directory, but not sure what information to put in...enter image description here

PS. I don't need anything else but the emails and the Address Book to be synchronized... any other service, meetings, notes, calendars, nothing...

  • No it is not. Office 365 (Exchange) is made for Outlook. It’s proprietary and Thunderbird does not support that. – Appleoddity Nov 9 '18 at 14:04
  • but I can Add something like LDAP it seems – Serge Nov 9 '18 at 14:05
  • @Appleoddity at least export and import contacts then... – Serge Nov 9 '18 at 14:09
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    I’m sure there is a way if you’re determined to do so. Office 365 is an ecosystem of services (not just email) with Outlook being a cornerstone of that with presence information, shared scheduling, teams/Skype conferencing, Office 365 groups, etc. if you want “just” email then Thunderbird is fine. If you want the full experience Outlook is required. Office 365 email is a business product, so I would expect the powers to be to have some opinion on that. Anyways, that doesn’t answer your question so I’ve digressed. – Appleoddity Nov 9 '18 at 14:17
  • You should provide a little more detail about your setup. Is it a hybrid AD using AD Connect, or just cloud? Is there a VPN? Do you plan to access this data off-site? LDAP (at least with AD) is typically not going to be exposed to the internet. – Appleoddity Nov 9 '18 at 14:21

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