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    Question [SOLVED] Accessing Outlook 2010 calendar *without* connector

    I am trying to add my work calendar (read-only access is fine) in Outlook 2010 to my personal Zimbra account. I do not want to install the Outlook connector, since I do not want to sync my personal email, contacts, etc. to my work computer. Instead, I simply want to add a remote calendar to my Zimbra account that syncs events from my Outlook work calendar so I can view my all my calendars together via the Zimbra web client.

    Here's what I tried:


    • Published the Outlook 2010 calendar to Zimbra's webdav server via url "http://server/dav/myemail/". It published correctly, but when I try to create a new Zimbra remote calendar that syncs with the resulting webcal URL, I get error "Make sure the content of the URL is in ATOM/RSS format".
    • Published the Outlook 2010 calendar to Office online. It published correctly, but when I try to create a new Zimbra remote calendar that syncs with the resulting webcal URL, I get the same error. I verified my email address has access to the published Outlook calendar.


    Any suggestions? I already added all my Zimbra calendars to Outlook 2010 as Internet calendars (so when I am at work I can see all my work and personal calendars together). I am just trying to figure out the reverse situation, i.e. seeing my work calendar in my Zimbra account.

    Thank you in advance for your help!
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    Anyone have any suggestions? I know there is an Outlook connector, but my understanding is that it creates a brand new profile in my Outlook (and all I want to do is to subscribe in Zimbra to one Outlook calendar in read-only mode from my work Outlook profile).

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    Anyone? Getting an Outlook calendar to show up in Zimbra without using the connector? Won't you help out a monkey with glasses?

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    I still haven't found a solution I'm not sure why this wouldn't work - seems simple? I.e.:

    1. In Outlook 2010, publish my calendar to Office.com.
    2. In Zimbra, subscribe to the resulting webcal URL.


    I keep getting "Make sure the content of the URL is in ATOM/RSS format" errors.
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    Wow - a whole thread of talking to myself! The good news is I finally figured out what was going wrong (at the expense of losing about 3 hours at work today!). I'll post the answer here to help other Zimbra users.

    Check out the post by Microsoft employee "Christian Miller".

    If I publish an Outlook calendar as private (i.e. only invited users can view the calendar), those users must subscribe via Outlook 2007 or 2010. They cannot subscribe to a Private Published Calendar via Zimbra (or Google for that matter).

    If I publish an Outlook calendar as public (anyone can see it), then I can subscribe in Zimbra - which is what I successfully did 30 minutes ago. I was concerned my public calendar was discoverable by others online at Office.com, but according to the above post the public URL is not exposed anywhere. So while technically someone could find my URL and look at my calendar, it is "hard to guess".

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    Default Other possible problems and their solution

    I had similar problems with Outlook 2007 and thought I'd share the solution:

    First problem: Outlook says "invalid URL".

    Solution: It wasn't the @ in the URL, as I thought, it was the missing / at the end. So the correct form is https://zimbra.server.tld/dav/user@domain/ or https://zimbra.server.tld/dav/user/ , but it doesn't work without the last slash. If you want the .ics file to show up in your Briefcase, use https://zimbra.server.tld/dav/user/Briefcase/


    Second problem: Outlook mumbles about a network problem, I might have mistyped the server name etc. (but doesn't say what the actual error is).

    Problem source: I had used a self-signed certificate for the Zimbra server.

    Solution: All the guides I found on the net about how to install a self-signed in Windows didn't work on my Windows 7/IE9 laptop at work (cert showed up for my user in MMC, but not if I looked at the same in Internet Options). So I installed a cert from cacert.org on the server and installed the CACert root and class3 certs in Windows. Then I could publish my Outlook calendar to Zimbra's web store.

    Third problem: What's the URL I should subscribe to? I've got something that looks right, but Zimbra tells me I should make sure it's an RSS/Atom feed, or that the address isn't reachable!

    Solution: Choose "Share published calendar" in Outlook (or similar, translated back from German) and look at the URL in the email that shows up. It will look something like webcals://zimbra.server.tld/dav/user@domain/calendar_of_name.ics. Replace webcals by https (or webcal by http) and add your user name and password to the URL. In this example: https://user:password@zimbra.server....endar_name.ics


    Best regards, Christian

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