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    matthew_hadfield is offline Starter Member
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    Hi All.

    I have searched this forum but cannot find any recent and useful information regarding using Evolution as a Zimbra client.

    I am currently using Ubuntu 10.10 X64 which has Evolution 2.30.3 by default. I am using the appliance version of zimbra (Version Release 7.0.0_GA_3077.UBUNTU8_64 UBUNTU8_64 NETWORK edition.).

    Currently I can access all the mail and have read access on the calendars, however no matter what I do, I cannot get evolution to write to the zimbra calendar. It's got full read/write with google calendars etc. But when I try and save an appointment to a zimbra calendar, or make a change to a zimbra calendar, I get a message that says
    "Cannot save event
    'Zimbra-Calendar' is a read-only calendar and cannot be modified. Please select a different calendar that can accept appointments"

    I have tried to install the evolution connector for my install, but this won't compile, as per the last couple of posts in this thread Howto Configure the Connector for Ubuntu

    Can anybody please shed any light on what I may be doing wrong before I raise a support ticket about this. It's the last thing stopping me from buying licences and performing a migration.

    Cheers
    Matt.

    **UPDATE** It seems that this may be caused because evolution is not actually asking me for credentials to view the calendar. If I leave the username box blank on the evolution calendar set up it will still view the calendar. So I suppose this question is now one of how do I force Evolution to ask for credentials to the calendar?
    Last edited by matthew_hadfield; 02-21-2011 at 04:45 PM. Reason: To provide an update about authentication

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew_hadfield View Post

    I am currently using Ubuntu 10.10 X64 which has Evolution 2.30.3 by default. I am using
    I'm running under Mandriva 2010.2 with the same version of Evolution, but never tried to hook it up to our Zimbra server.

    I was able to get WebCal to connect, but as you, Read Only

    I was able to get CalDav to work, but I wasn't able to create appointments, only able to modify appointments already created.

    Doug
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    "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

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    Hi,

    I'm using Evolution 2.32.2 with zimbra 6.0.8 and have little trouble. IMAP is no Problem at all, calendar and tasks via caldav have no problems.

    Contacts via dav are buggy: Read and create work fine, but modification is not working with log message:

    2011-05-11 10:40:35,707 INFO [btpool0-2917://zimbra.XXX.XX/dav/XXX/contacts/cbd4216a-69b4-4b3f-8dea-792985f2a543:186711.vcf] [aname=XX;ip=10.10.11.111;ua=Evolution/2.32.2;] dav - sending http error 409 because: item does not exists

    But generally the integration via standard protocols works rather good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfvm View Post
    Hi,

    I'm using Evolution 2.32.2 with zimbra 6.0.8 and have little trouble. IMAP is no Problem at all, calendar and tasks via caldav have no problems.

    But generally the integration via standard protocols works rather good.
    Would you mind sharing the steps you took in configuring the calendar and tasks in Evolution. I can't get it to work. What address format did you use? A screenshot of the configuration page would be great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnjonzzn View Post
    Would you mind sharing the steps you took in configuring the calendar and tasks in Evolution. I can't get it to work. What address format did you use? A screenshot of the configuration page would be great!
    I'm using
    https://zimbra.XXX/dav/MYUSERNAME/contacts/
    for contacts,
    caldav://zimbra.XXX/dav/MYUSERNAME/Calendar/
    as calendar and
    caldav://zimbra.XXX/dav/MYUSERNAME/Tasks/
    as URL for Tasks. There is even a button 'Search Server for calendars' in the CalDAV properties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfvm View Post
    I'm using
    https://zimbra.XXX/dav/MYUSERNAME/contacts/
    for contacts,
    caldav://zimbra.XXX/dav/MYUSERNAME/Calendar/
    as calendar and
    caldav://zimbra.XXX/dav/MYUSERNAME/Tasks/
    as URL for Tasks. There is even a button 'Search Server for calendars' in the CalDAV properties.
    Works as well as can be expected for Evolution. I'm using 3.0 and it is flaky to say the least in this setup. But it works well enough to fill in my Gnome Shell calendar which was my goal. I use Zimbra Desktop mainly.

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