Sync SmarterMail with Apple Address Book and iCal (OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard)

Users can synchronize SmarterMail with iCal and Address Book using the CalDAV and CardDAV protocols on computers running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). These protocols can be used to synchronize contacts, calendars and notes. NOTE: For ease of configuration on the Mac, the system administrator should setup a CalDAV and CardDAV SRV DNS record. This is what makes the Mac auto discover settings. 

This article applies to recent versions of SmarterMail Enterprise. View articles for SmarterMail 15.x and earlier.

CardDAV for Address Book
Follow these steps to set up syncing through CardDav:

  1. Go to the Address Book Preferences Menu.
  2. Click Accounts.
  3. Click + to add an account.
  4. Account type is CardDAV.
  5. Enter full email address and password. NOTE: Use the format email*domain.com instead of email@domain.com for the email address.
  6. If a warning appears that says, "AddressBook couldn't discover the account settings for the CardDAV Server," follow these steps:
    • Click Create.
    • Open Finder.
    • Navigate to ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook/Sources/
    • In this directory, there will be a folder with a long string of characters. Navigate to it.
    • Double-click Configuration.plist.
    • Change the servername field to http://yourdomain.com:80/WebDAV/
    • Save and close.
    • Open AddressBook
  7. A new account will appear in the folder list

CalDAV for iCal
Follow these steps to set up syncing through CalDAV:

  1. Go to the iCal Preferences Menu.
  2. Click Accounts.
  3. Click + to add an account.
  4. Account type is CalDAV.
  5. Enter full email address and password.
  6. If a warning appears that says, "No CalDAV servers were found," follow these steps:
    • Click Continue.
    • Account Template: None.
    • Ensure your full email address and password is filled in.
    • Enter yourdomain.com for server address.
    • Enter /WebDAV/ for server path.
    • Click Create.
  7. A new account will appear in the list
 
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