Add Calendar into Thunderbird
Thunderbird allows you to add a remote calendar either for work or personal. This section guides you on how to connect your remote calendar to your Thunderbird.
Obtain App-Specific Password
NOTE: if you keep your app-specific password from previous setup like adding remote address book, you can still reuse it and skip this step.
By 2019, major email service providers (e.g. Gmail, ZOHO, ProtonMail, etc.) all had implemented 2-factor/2-step authentication with its App Specific Passwords system for enhancing security countermeasures.
Hence, in all our email account guides, whenever we mention password, we strictly refer to App Specific Password. If your email service provider does not provide such security feature, there are only 2 options left:
- Use your normal email password but change it periodically.
- Raise the security feature request to your service provider.
Use Lightning Calendar Wizard
We need to add a new calendar. To do that:
- Right-click at the “Calendar” panel.
On the Network.
- Fill in username (usually similar to your email account).
- Fill in individual specific CalDAV URL in the
Locationfield. You can obtain this URL from your webmail settings.
- Configure the calendar accordingly.
Name: fill in the name of the calendar. Append
Color: choose your calendar coloring.
Show Reminders: check it.
- Ensure the connected email is correct.
Prefer client-side email scheduling: un-check when available.
- You will be prompted for authentication. Fill in the password accordingly.
Use Password Manager to remember this password.
- Once connected, you can proceed to press
Finishto end te wizard.
- Right-click your remote calendar.
- Change the
Refresh Calendarto the minimum possible value.
Test Your Calendar
Now that the calendar addition is done, you should test it. You can proceed to schedule an event.
Calenderfield, be sure to select your remote calendar!
Wait for a while depending on your synchonization settings. You should see the event is also created on your remote side.