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.
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 it from 1st-setup
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: