Mail: Auto-searches for Email Address like Outlook?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by oYx, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. oYx macrumors regular

    Sep 2, 2007
    Not sure of the right terms to use for this, but when I type a recipient's name in Outlook, it searches a directory and lists the potential matches. Both the accounts I use on Outlook are Exchange accounts.

    Decided to try Apple Mail to see if I can by with a simpler interface. So far, I am liking Mail, except that it doesn't do the directory search as Outlook does.

    I am sure Apple did not miss this out, so I wonder if I am not doing it right?
  2. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816


    Nov 18, 2007
    This definitely works though I'm not entirely sure why. There is a checkbox in Mail preferences -> Composing -> Addressing: _ Automatically complete addresses.

    This has a "Configure LDAP..." button as well - mine is not set but this would theoretically use the directory if you have one set up.

    The only other thing I can think of is if the names are(not) in Address Book(?).

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