Those services are useful only in a corporate setting.
In a large organization, you can't possibly have everyone in your
Contacts list, so the directory service does a lookup by name,
like a telephone book. However, for ordinary users it is not
useful and can even slow things down. I routinely delete any
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
"News Individual Net" <gregoryhouse4@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:O94YjnDRJHA.1172@xxxxxx
> In Windows Mail, Tools, Accounts, an item is listed "Directory Service". And under Directory Service there are two items ;
> Active Directory and Verisign Internet Directory Service. What is a directory service, and what is Verisign? Thanks.