Configuring Thunderbird and TB-Sync to synchronise your Contacts and Calendars on our Zimbra service.
Again we recommend using Zimbra Desktop to do this but if Thunderbird is your thing then here is how you can do a neat synchronizing trick with the smart set of add-ons: TB-Sync and Provider for CalDAV & CardDAV.
Setup Add-ons in Thunderbird to sync Zimbra Contacts (and Calendars)
First we assume that Thunderbird is properly installed and configured ready for your OpenSure Zimbra email account.
In Thunderbird Menu select Add-ons.
Search and install the add-ons ‘tb-sync’ and ‘provider for caldav and carddav’
When installed, manage the Tb-Sync add-on and add a new CalDAV/CardDAV account with Automatic Configuration.
Give your account a new name to refer to it, then your username is your Zimbra email address and then enter your Zimbra password too.
All your account’s calendars and contacts lists are shown in the listing from which you can select as many as you need or want.
Then you can use and sync all the Contacts and Calendars from Zimbra within Thunderbird.