Today we officially launch our CalDAV calendar service. With CalDAV you can store your calendars on Runbox’ servers using calendar apps on your computer, smart phone or tablet.
CalDAV lets you store your calendar items online and synchronize them across multiple devices. You can create events, recurring events, alarms and also invite other people to add events to their own calendars. Additionally you can create reminders/to-do lists and use those in your favorite notes app.
How to set up CalDAV
To use CalDAV you will need these details:
- Username: Enter your Runbox username. If you use your own domain name, the username format is email@example.com.
- Password: Enter your Runbox password.
- Server Address: Enter https://dav.runbox.com/
For details on how to set up your CalDAV program or app, please see the CalDAV help page. And if you have any questions about this service, please contact Runbox Support.
Runbox CalDAV is the first of a new collection of services that will also include CardDAV (contacts) and WebDAV (file storage), so look out for more news in the weeks and months ahead.
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We’re happy to announce that our new CalDAV service is now in open beta testing.
With CalDAV you can store your calendars on Runbox’ servers using calendar apps on your computer or smart phone. This is the first step towards a full-fledged Runbox Calendar service, as we are planning to develop an integrated web interface as well.
Please remember that this is a beta phase and that the service might be less consistent than our standard services. We therefore recommend that you back up your calendar data before and while testing it.
Setting up Runbox CalDAV
To try Runbox CalDAV in your Calendar client, just set up a new account with your Runbox username and password and https://dav.runbox.com/ as Server Address.
Note: If you are using your own domain with Runbox, the correct username format is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Apple Calendar users: Setup should be straight forward after selecting Add Account… > Add CalDAV Account… from the menu.
- Outlook users: To extend Outlook with CalDAV functionality you can try the Outlook CalDav Synchronizer plugin.
- Thunderbird users: For Thunderbird Lightning setup instructions, please see this comment.
PS: In case you are wondering what CalDAV stands for it’s Calendar Distributed Authoring and Versioning, and it’s the established standard for storing and accessing calendar information on the Internet.
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