How to configure automatic synchronization of your default calendar with Mozilla Thunderbird


Thunderbird does not include its own calendar. In these instructions, we use the free Lightning add-on on a PC with Windows 7.

  1. Install the Lightning Thunderbird add-on and restart Thunderbird.
  2. Press Alt + D to open the File menu.
  3. In the New submenu, select Calendar.
  4. Select the On the Network option and then Next to continue.
  5. Select the CalDAV format.
  6. In the Location field, enter the path e-mail address)/calendar.

Example: For the e-mail address, you enter as the location.

  1. Click Next.

    Configure the synchronization with Mozilla Thunderbird

  2. Give the Organizer a name and, if applicable, a color. Appointments from this calendar will later be displayed in the color. Click Next.
  3. Enter your e-mail address and password. Confirm by clicking OK.
  4. Complete setup by clicking Finish.
Your "My Calendar" default calendar is now synchronized with Mozilla Thunderbird.