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Chapter 7. Configure Calendar Clients (using CalDAV and iCal)

7.1. Mac OS X iCal Client
7.2. Sunbird Client Guide
7.3. Evolution Client Configuration
This chapter describes how to configure the CalDAV or iCal client for using with the Zarafa server. The zarafa-ical gateway enables users to view their Zarafa calendars using clients like Sunbird, Evolution or Mac iCal. Since ZCP 6.40 tasks can be synchronised and created from the different clients.
To access calendar folders on Zarafa the following options are available.
For all clients but the Mac OS X iCal client use:
URL Calendar
User’s own default calendar via ical (not recommended)
User’s calendar in user’s store. Make sure the calendar name is in the store.
User’s self created subcalendar in the user’s own store. Location through actual subfolders in Zarafa is irrelevant.
Other-user’s shared calendar
Calendar folder in the public folder
User’s default calendar. Although this works for most clients, this URL is not recommended.
For the Mac OS X iCal client use:
URL For Mac OS X iCal client Calendar
User’s calendar list
Other-users calendar list
Public folders list
The format and capabilities of iCalendar and MAPI recurrence types are very different. The conversion of this information is not always the same, or not even possible at all at times. Following is a list of known recurring appointment types that cause problems:
Recurrence type Description
Monthly every day of a week
Convert to weekly every day of the week
Yearly every day of a week in month x
Not supported


The <other user> or <user>/<calendar> is only reachable if the correct permissions are available. Please make sure the user has not only the appropriate calendar permissions, but also "Folder visible" permissions on the mailbox of the other user.


The Mac iCal client is fully tested and supported up to 10.5.6.

7.1. Mac OS X iCal Client

  1. Start iCal in Finder: click Go > Applications > iCal.
  2. Click iCal from menu and select Preferences.
    iCal dropdown menu
    Figure 7.1. iCal dropdown menu

  3. Click on ‘+’ to create new account.
    Account details
    Figure 7.2. Account details

  4. Fill in the details. Add server address as: http://server:8080/caldav/
  5. Click on Add to retrieve the calendars of the user.
    Account created
    Figure 7.3. Account created