Ticket #1332930 (Feature Requests)

Mark Edwards mark at antsclimbtree.com
Fri Aug 11 19:27:37 CEST 2006

On Aug 11, 2006, at 10:23 AM, Jason Dixon wrote:

> On Aug 11, 2006, at 12:18 PM, Mark Edwards wrote:
>> On an aside, why do all these clients only support read-access to  
>> LDAP?  Seems like it would really great to be able to use LDAP in  
>> place of a local address book in all of your clients, but that's  
>> not a possibility if you can't write to it.
>> I don't get why it is only considered to be useful for reading  
>> from.  Something in the design of it?
> Lightweight Directory Access Protocol was designed to be a  
> "lightweight directory access protocol".  :)  That is, it is highly  
> optimized for many reads, few writes.  Contact information should  
> not change frequently.  If you want to do a lot of writes, you use  
> a database.

Right, well it would be great if ANY mail client supported a standard  
protocol for networking address books.  It just seems absurd that  
this hasn't been covered yet.

Anyway, thanks for the answer!

Mark Edwards

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