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What Is Directory Service

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News Individual Net

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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.
 

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Gary VanderMolen

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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
directory services.

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Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


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> 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.
 

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