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LDIF File Format

Structured text file used for sharing information between E-Mail clients

LDIF, or Lightweight Directory Interchange Format, is a file extension for a structured text file used for sharing information between email clients and a part of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). LDAP allows applications to query and modify directory services running over TCP/IP.

LDIF files contain one or more single spaced entries, each with an optional entry ID, a required unique name, one or more object classes. An LDIF file may have multiple attribute definitions.

 

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This was last updated in August 2010
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The LDIF file type is an option when importing or exporting address books from Thunderbird.
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