Thunderbird - synchronize addressbook and calendar

Addressbook

As someone who is new to Nextcloud and new to CardBook here is what you need in excruciating pithy detail to make this work:

  • Thunderbird for your OS unless it comes with your OS distribution (Linux)
  • CardBook (a Thunderbird contacts add-on.)

Once you’ve installed CardBook and Thunderbird do like this:

  1. In the bottom left of the Contacts View (in Nextcloud contatcs) look for a little impeller symbol that looks like this:
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which will display and URL that looks something like this: https://cloud.nextcloud.com/remote.php/dav/addressbooks/users/daniel/Thunderbird/

  1. Cardbook is found in the upper right corner of Thunderbird:
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  1. In the Thunderbird Cardbook add-on:
    • “Adressbook > New Adressbook Remote > Next
    • Fill in your information
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  1. Validate your settings and click Next, then choose the name of the addressbook and click Next again.
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5. Once installed, synchronize your addressbook by clicking “Synchronize” in the top left corner of CardBook. You’ll see your address book populate from Nextcloud!

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The rest of the details of dealing with Thunderbird CardBook are left to the reader…

Calendar

  • Thunderbird for your OS unless it comes with your OS distribution (Linux)
  • Lightning (a Thunderbird calendar add-on.)

Once you’ve installed Lighning and Thunderbird do like this:

1. Go to your Nextcloud Calendar and click on the 3 dotted menu for the calendar that you want to synchronize which will display and URL that looks something like this: https://cloud.nextcloud.com/remote.php/dav/calendars/daniel/personal/

  1. Go to the calendar view in Thunderbird and right click in the calendar menu to the left (where the names of the calendars are) to add a New Calendar.
  2. Choose On the network
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  1. Choose CalDAV and fill in the missing information:
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The rest of the details of dealing with Thunderbird Calendar are left to the reader…

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