Computer Systems Lab
Connecting & Supporting the Computer Sciences Department


The CS Department is now mostly completed migrating to the Campus Office365 service. Please see the migration and configuration instructions:

CS Office365 migration instructions

The CSL provides departmental email addresses to all CS users based on their login names. Email sent to these accounts can be accessed via the department IMAP server, via a web interface, or can be forwarded to a separate email address. Mail is backed up by CSL on a nightly basis.

Thunderbird is the current recommended client on Linux workstations. Outlook is the current recommended client for Windows.

Department and Campus Address Books In Thunderbird

You can configure Thunderbird to query our local directory services servers (LDAP) when operating on department networks. To do this:

  • Ctrl-Shift-B or Tools → Address Book to view your address books

  • File → New → LDAP Directory...

  • Enter the following parameters:

    CS LDAP server: CS LDAP
    Base DN: ou=People,dc=cs,dc=wisc,dc=edu
    Port number: 389
    Bind DN: Blank
    Use secure connection (SSL): Unchecked

  • Click OK

Email Server Settings

Mailing Lists

Custom Mailing Lists