Finding student email addresses

This page will help you find the email addresses of your fellow students. This may help with group-based tasks or simply building social connections. Misuse of email is against the University's ICT Acceptable Use Policy, so be sensible.

Option 1

The form below can be used to let you look up the email address of any student or member of staff within the Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications (CSMT) discipline group. The directory lookup is protected by a password to protect against spambots. This password is available from Dr Young (it is not your normal University password).

Please enter all or part of the person's name:

Please enter the LDAP 'directory access password':

Now click

Option 2

It is also possible to integrate this into some email programs, making it very convenient to use. It is generally not possible to do this with webmail programs, but IMAP compatible programs (such as Thunderbird or Eudora) can be set up so they will automatically look up email addresses in an LDAP directory as you type them (a bit like predictive text on your mobile).

The way to do this varies depending on the mail program you are using. For Thunderbird, you choose "Tools".."Options".."Composition".."Addressing". Tick the tickbox next to "Directory Server" and then click "Edit Directories" followed by "Add". Use the following parameters:

Then click "OK" twice and make sure the tickbox next to "Directory Server" is ticked.

(If you use another email program then you'll have to work out how to adapt these instructions.)

To test it, click "Write" to start a new email message, and then type "Young" and wait. After a short time it should ask you for a password. Type in the directory access password (available from Dr Young) and click "OK". You should then see your mail program displaying to you the names and email addresses of anyone within CSMT who has the word "Young" as part of their name.

If you don't then I'm afraid you've probably got some debugging to do! Please let Dr Young know what the problem was if it can help make these instructions clearer.

Option 3

It is also possible to use a standalone LDAP client. The configuration parameters for option 2 give you everything you need, so feel free to give it a try.