Topic Last Modified: 2007-05-16

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an Internet protocol that enables you to access directory information from an LDAP server. If you have been granted permissions to use LDAP, you can browse, read, and search directory listings on the LDAP server.

With the LDAP Routing tab, you can configure Windows Server 2008 SMTP Server so that it will consult an LDAP server to resolve senders and recipients. For example, you can use the Active Directory directory service as an LDAP server, and use Active Directory Users and Computers to create a group mailing list that is automatically expanded on the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) virtual server.

This section describes how to configure an SMTP virtual server as an LDAP client so that you can gain access to directory information on an LDAP server. It contains the following topics: