Sync Outlook's Native Calendar and Contacts List to SmarterMail Using the Outlook CalDAV Sync Plugin

SmarterMail supports a number of syncing options and one of those is Add to Outlook. However, one limitation of Add to Outlook is that the SmarterMail calendar and contact list are synced to a secondary contact list or calendar in Outlook. To get a native Outlook sync of your SmarterMail calendar and contacts, use Outlook CalDAV Synchronizer.
 
Outlook CalDAV Synchronizer is a free and open-source Outlook plugin that can be used to synchronize calendar events, tasks and contacts from Outlook to supported CalDAV / CardDAV servers. When used with SmarterMail, this plugin allows users to accept calendar appointments for Outlook's native calendar and sync those entries to the primary calendar in SmarterMail. This acts as a great workaround for users who cannot accept meeting invites within Outlook when utilizing the built-in Add to Outlook syncing.
 
NOTE: Outlook CalDAV Synchronizer is a third-party plugin and is not affiliated with SmarterTools products or services. As a result, we cannot offer technical support on the plugin itself.

Applies to SmarterMail Enterprise 8.x - 15.x

Follow these steps to configure the Outlook CalDav Synchronizer plug-in for calendars:
 
  1. On the machine where Outlook is installed, download the Outlook CalDAV Synchronizer plugin: https://sourceforge.net/projects/outlookcaldavsynchronizer/.
  2. Open the installer and run the CalDavSynchronizer.Setup file. Complete the setup wizard by following the window prompts. 
  3. When the installation completes, launch Outlook.
  4. You may be presented with a warning window that states that some add-ins have been disabled. If so, click the option to View Add-ins. On the next window, click the option to Always enable this add-in for CalDavSynchronizer.
  5. When that is complete, click on the CalDav Synchronizer tab in the Outlook ribbon.
  6. Click on Synchronization Profiles
  7. On the new window that appears, click the plus (+) icon to add a new profile.
  8. Select Generic CalDAV/CardDAV and click Ok
  9. Complete the following required fields:
    • Name - Type in SmarterMail - Calendar or whatever friendly name you choose.
    • Outlook folder - Ensure this is set to the correct local Outlook folder for calendars. Click on the "..." button to the right of this field and select Calendar. Click OK. 
    • DAV Url - Enter the full mail server address with a slash (/) at the end. For example: https://mail.yourdomain.com/WebDAV/. If you're uncertain of your server's Url, use the Get CalDAV URL feature within the SmarterMail Calendar interface. 
    • Username / Password - In the username field, enter the full email address of the SmarterMail account. For the password, manually enter the account password or select Use IMAP/POP3 account password.
    • Synchronization Mode - Select Outlook <--> Server (Two-Way).
  10. Click Ok to save the new synchronization profile. (A Synchronization Reports window may load after the new profile has been saved. This window can be disregarded and closed.)
  11. When the plug-in is configured, you can synchronize within Outlook by selecting the CalDav Synchronizer tab in the Outlook ribbon and clicking on Synchronize now.
 
Follow these steps to configure the Outlook CalDav Synchronizer plug-in for contacts:
 
  1. Repeat steps #6-8 above to create a new Synchronization Profile for contacts.
  2. For the profile settings, enter the following:
    • Name - Type in SmarterMail - Contacts or whatever friendly name you choose.
    • Outlook folder - Ensure this is set to the correct local Outlook folder for contact. Click on the "..." button to the right of this field and select Contacts. Click OK. 
    • DAV Url - Enter the full mail server address with "/ab/" at the end. For example: https://mail.yourdomain.com/WebDAV/ab/.  
    • Username / Password - In the username field, enter the full email address of the SmarterMail account. For the password, manually enter the account password or select Use IMAP/POP3 account password.
    • Synchronization Mode - Select Outlook <--> Server (Two-Way).
  3. Click Ok to save the new synchronization profile. (A Synchronization Reports window may load after the new profile has been saved. This window can be disregarded and closed.)
  4. When the plug-in is configured, you can synchronize within Outlook by selecting the CalDav Synchronizer tab in the Outlook ribbon and clicking on Synchronize now.

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