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Thunderbird 91.x KIT mailbox

Notes

Add another account in Thunderbird:

  • Application menu (three horizontal lines) - Account settings.
  • Account actions - Add mail Account..

Configuration (Mail)

  • When you first start Thunderbird, you will be greeted by a wizard to set up your account, which you should follow.
  • Enter the following data:
  • Next
  • The settings will be found automatically.
  • Done
  • Finish

The Thunderbird configuration is successfully completed.

Settings (Mail)

The settings now look like this:

Calendar (Tasks)

You can use CalDAV to access calendars in your own mailbox or in another mailbox. To access a calendar in another mailbox, you need at least read permissions (equivalent to "All Details" in Outlook/OWA) on it. If it is not the default calendar, you need read permissions to the complete path, i.e. to all parent folders.

Besides the calendar, the tasks are also synchronized.

For calendars to which you have read-only permissions (e.g. a room), it is recommended to activate the "Read-only" option.

 

Access to the default calendar

 

Access to a calendar other than the default calendar

You can also access a calendar other than the default calendar.

  • The prerequisite is that the folder already exists. You cannot create a new calendar in the mailbox via CALDAV.
  • If you create a new calendar via OWA, it will be created below the default calendar.
  • Address: https://caldav.scc.kit.edu/users/<sender-email-address-from-mailbox>/path-to-folder

Calendar below the default calendar

KIT employee https://caldav.scc.kit.edu/users/Vorname lastname∂kit edu/calendar/folder-name.
Functional mailbox https://caldav.scc.kit.edu/users/name∂oe kit edu/calendar/folder-name
Students anonymized https://caldav.scc.kit.edu/users/uabcd∂student kit edu/calendar/folder name
Students deanonymized https://caldav.scc.kit.edu/users/Vorname lastname∂student kit edu/calendar/foldername

Calendar outside of default calendar

KIT employees https://caldav.scc.kit.edu/users/Vorname lastname∂kit edu/foldername[/subfoldername]
Functional mailbox https://caldav.scc.kit.edu/users/name∂oe kit edu/folder name[/subfolder name]
Students anonymized https://caldav.scc.kit.edu/users/uabcd∂student kit edu/folder name[/subfolder name]
Students deanonymized https://caldav.scc.kit.edu/users/Vorname lastname∂student kit edu/foldername[/subfoldername]

Contacts

Note: You can also install and use an add-on such as CardBook.

 

Global address book (internal only)

 

Create address book

 

Search in address book

Show "Display name" as name in search result

  • Tools - Preferences - General- Config Editor... (at the very bottom).
  • change ldap_2.servers.default.attrmap.DisplayName from "cn,commonname" to "displayName

The address book can now be selected and searched. You have to authenticate when accessing it.


 

automatic search for message addressing

  • Application menu (three horizontal lines) - Account settings - Composition & Addressing
    • Use my global LDAP server preferences for this account
    • Global Addressing Preferences...
      • Directory Server: <name of the address book created above>
  • Always search LDAP directory even if there are matches in the local address book
    • Application menu (three horizontal lines) - Preferences - General - Config Editor... (at the bottom)
    • ldap_2.autoComplete.skipDirectoryIfLocalMatchFound = false

Note: possible Problem with user certificate

If you have a user certificate in Thunderbird, Thunderbird uses it when accessing the KIT-AD.

If you have set "Select one automatically" under "Application menu (three horizontal lines) - Preferences - Privacy & Security - Certificates - When a server requests my personal security certificate", you will not get any search results for about 2 minutes during the first search query after starting Thunderbird.

If you have set"Ask me every time", the first search query after starting Thunderbird will show this selection window and you can click "Cancel". Otherwise you will not get any search results for about 2 minutes.