2. Installation and configuration
To install Davmail go to: http://sourceforge.net/projects/davmail/files/
If you're using Ubuntu or another Debian based Linux distribution, you'll
want the file that ends in
.deb. Click on it, then Open
the file. It will pop up the installation box; click on
Package. This will create a link in Applications -- >
Internet --> Davmail
Open up Davmail and it will prompt you for settings, and also put the Davmail
icon (a yellow filled circle with a white lightning bolt inside it) in your
system notification area. If it doesn't prompt you for settings, right-click
Davmail icon and go to
options should look like this:
OWA (Exchange) URL: https://davmail.nexus.ox.ac.uk/owa
- Local POP Port: Unticked
- Local IMAP Port: Unticked
- Local SMTP Port: Unticked
- Caldev HTTP Port: Ticked - 1080
- Local LDAP Port: Ticked - 1389
Davmail needs to be running on your system before starting any
email/calendaring client. We suggest that it is automatically started at
system boot time. In Ubuntu add to
Also see Alerts
N.B. In some newer versions of Ubuntu, within the Default Unity desktop for instance, there is no system tray to launch Davmail. It may be necessary for you to manually edit your Davmail properties file to configure the correct URL and Exchange protocol settings. The settings probably looks something like this:
You can do this by following the Thunderbird set up instructions.
- Open up Thunderbird, and click on
Calendar. You'll see the Home calendar which it automatically creates.
- Right click on the
Home calendarthen click on
[New calendar]. A new window will now appear.
On the Networkthen click
- Select Caldev.
- Replace firstname.lastname@example.org with your primary email
address. So for example,
- Then press
Next. It will ask you for a name, we recommend using your own name for this (to make it easier if you have multiple calendars showing). Once done, select
- It will then prompt you for you user name and password (If it doesn't double check that Davmail is currently running). Enter your single sign-on credentials and the calendar should sync.
You cannot share calendars through this; however, if you have already set up shared calendars using Outlook, then you can view other people's calendars by setting up a new one, and inserting their primary email address instead (but see below Alerts).
- From within thunderbird go to
[Preferences]to bring up the
- Click on
- Click on
Add. Settings are as follows:
OKtwice to get back to the
- Tick the box next to
Directory Serverand make sure that
[Nexus]is selected from the drop down. The
Addbutton will now become active too.