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Directory Services Attribute

Email Address (mail)

Attribute details

LDAP mail attribute properties, usage and population rules
Definition: Preferred address for the 'To' field of email sent to the account holder.

This is not the final delivery address.
Attribute Name: 'mail' 'rfc822Mailbox'
OID: 0.9.2342.19200300.100.1.3
URN: urn:oid:0.9.2342.19200300.100.1.3
Multiple Values: Multi-valued (treated as Single-valued)
Format: IA5 String {256}
Values must conform with the syntax of an Internet e-mail address, which is a string of the form localpart@domainname. The part before the @ sign is the local part of the address, often the username of the recipient, and the part after the @ sign is a domain name.
Search Syntax: EQUALITY caseIgnoreIA5Match SUBSTR caseIgnoreIA5SubstringsMatch
Controlled Vocabulary: not applicable
Source: Enterprise Directory People Branch/White Pages Directory People Branch:
If NetID has not been activated or the destination for institutional email has not been specified, this attribute contains no value.
If NetID has been activated and a destination for institutional email has been specified, the attribute value is set to one of the mailLocalAddress email aliases (default value is the NetID@domainname alias). Account holder can specify the preferred email alias using the Directory Edit application.

Supported email domains are:
tamu.edu Texas A&M University
tamuct.edu Texas A&M University - Central Texas
Enterprise Directory Affiliates Branch:
Entry is created with last known non-tamu.edu email address. The email address stored in the entry is updated every time the account holder activates/reactivates account via the Former Student Account Activation application.
Enterprise Directory Sponsored Affiliates Branch:
Email address for account holder may be provided by sponsor. Account holder is able to update email address in the Guest Account Activation application.
Enterprise Directory Roles Branch/White Pages Directory Roles Branch:
Set to uid@domainname alias.

Supported email domains are:
tamu.edu Texas A&M University

Directory-specific details

LDAP mail attribute properties that are dependent on directory branch or object class configuration
  Enterprise Directory
People Branch
White Pages Directory
People Branch
Enterprise Directory
Affiliates Branch
Directory URL: ldap.tamu.edu operator.tamu.edu ldap.tamu.edu
Object Class: inetOrgPerson inetOrgPerson inetOrgPerson
Required: no no no
Indexing: Presence (pres): Improves searches for entries that contain the indexed attribute.
Equality (eq): Improves searches for entries that contain an attribute that is set to a specific value.
Substring (sub): Improves searches for entries that contain a specified substring.
none Presence (pres): Improves searches for entries that contain the indexed attribute.
Equality (eq): Improves searches for entries that contain an attribute that is set to a specific value.
Substring (sub): Improves searches for entries that contain a specified substring.
Access: Access to Enterprise Directory restricted. If tamuEduSuppress is set to administrative, name, or email, nonauthenticated (anonymous) users have no access.
Otherwise, nonauthenticated users have read access.
(White Pages Directory supports anonymous binds only.)
Access to Enterprise Directory restricted.
Usage: directory search web service directory search account management
Example(s): joe-college@tamu.edu joe-college@tamu.edu joe-college5523@gmail.com
LDAP mail attribute properties that are dependent on directory branch or object class configuration, continued
  Enterprise Directory
Sponsored Affiliates Branch
Enterprise Directory
Roles Branch
White Pages Directory
Roles Branch
Directory URL: ldap.tamu.edu ldap.tamu.edu operator.tamu.edu
Object Class: inetOrgPerson tamuRoleOrOrg tamuRoleOrOrg
Required: no no no
Indexing: Presence (pres): Improves searches for entries that contain the indexed attribute.
Equality (eq): Improves searches for entries that contain an attribute that is set to a specific value.
Substring (sub): Improves searches for entries that contain a specified substring.
Presence (pres): Improves searches for entries that contain the indexed attribute.
Equality (eq): Improves searches for entries that contain an attribute that is set to a specific value.
Substring (sub): Improves searches for entries that contain a specified substring.
none
Access: Access to Enterprise Directory restricted. Access to Enterprise Directory restricted. Nonauthenticated (anonymous) users have read access.
(White Pages Directory supports anonymous binds only.)
Usage: account management directory search web service directory search
Example(s): joe-college5523@gmail.com helpdesk@tamu.edu helpdesk@tamu.edu