UiO e-mail and calendar in Thunderbird
Many Linux users can use Evolution for for e-mail and calendar. If that works, it is a very good solution. Thundebird is the solution we have found which should work for all Linux users. Thunderbird, with the add-on Lightning, gives you an integrated e-mail and calendar solution.
2018-09-10 It looks like the EWS plugin/add-on doesn't work with the newest version of Thunderbird (version 60).
Setting up Thunderbird with Exchange
If this is the first time you launch Thunderbird you will be greeted with the following screen:
Select "Skip this and use my existing email"
Mail Account Setup
Now enter your name. Then enter your e-mail address in the form <username>@ mail.uio.no. Finish with your password.
Thunderbird will probably fail to find settings automatically:
Correct the server name to be mail.uio.no (IMAP) and smtp.uio.no (SMTP) and select Re-test
The settings should then look like this, if not change them:
Add add-ons in Thunderbird
Exchange EWS Provider
To install this one, we'll need to download the newest XPI-file from Github.
Configure Lightning to sync with Exchange
After giving Thunderbird a reboot to activate the add-ons, we are now ready to add the Exchange calendar in Lightning.
Go to the calendar, right-click on the local calendar (usually called 'Home'), and select "New Calendar ..." from the context menu.
A wizard starts.
In the first menu select 'On the Network':
Select Microsoft Exchange 2007/2010/2013
If 2013 is mentioned, you probably have an older version of EWS. Check if there is a newer one available!
Give the calendar a name and default color:
Enter e-mail address (on the form <username>@mail.uio.no) and username (on the form <username> and enter the Domain Name uio.no) Then you select 'Use the Exchange 's auto discovery function '
The correct server URL is https://mail.uio.no/ews/exchange.asmx
Enter your password:
Re-enter your pasword:
You now receive settings: