CalDAV Application: Thunderbird

This tutorial will show you how to connect Thunderbird to your Roundcube calendar. The first step in setting up any third-party app to work with the Roundcube calendar is creating a CalDAV connection. If you haven't done it yet, this tutorial will guide you through the necessary steps.

Please note that this tutorial is a general guide. The CalDAV server on your host may require different settings. If the steps described below don't work for you, please contact your host's or company's tech support and ask them what settings you should use.

1. Install the Lighning Addon

In order to use calendar functionality in Thunderbird, you need to install the Lightning add on. Go to Add-ons in the menu, search for Lightning and install it.

2. Add a calendar

Right click on the calendar sidebar and select New Calendar.

3. Select calendar type

On the first page of the New Calendar wizard select On the Network and click Next.

4. Type the calendar location

Set Format to CalDAV and in the Location field type the Alternate URL that you can find in the connection details of your Roundcube calendar. (Make sure to use the Alternate URL, not the URL.) Click Next.

5. Type the calendar location

Type the name of the calendar as you want it to appear in the calendar list on the sidebar. Click Next.

6. Authenticate

Type the username that you got when creating the CalDAV connection in Roundcube and the password that you chose. Click OK.

7. Done

You should now see your Roundcube calendar in the calendar list on the sidebar and its events in the calendar grid.