Install and Configure Lightning and Funambol for Thunderbird 3

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To synchronize calendars and contacts between a SmarterMail user account and Mozilla Thunderbird 3, you will need to download and install the Lightning and Funambol plug-ins for the Thunderbird email client. 

There are two methods for downloading and installing the required plugins:

Option One

  1. Download the Lightning add-on from the Mozilla Thunderbird website and save the plug-in to your desktop.
  2. Start Thunderbird and go to Tools -> Add-ons -> Install. Then select the Lightning plug-in, which you should have saved on your desktop, and click Install Now.
  3. Exit and restart Thunderbird.
  4. Download the Funambol SyncML add-on from the Mozilla Thunderbird website and save the plug-in to your desktop.
  5. Start Thunderbird and go to Tools -> Add-ons -> Install. Then select the Funambol plug-in, which you should have saved on your desktop, and click Install Now.
  6. Exit and restart Thunderbird.

Option Two

  1. Start Thunderbird and go to Tools -> Add-ons -> Get Extensions. This will open your browser (or a new browser window if your browser is already open) and take you to the Thunderbird Add-ons website.
  2. From the Thunderbird Add-ons site, search for the Lightning add-on. Click Download Now and save the add-on to your desktop.
  3. From the Thunderbird Add-ons site, search for the Funambol add-on. Click Download Now and save the add-on to your desktop.
  4. From the Thunderbird interface, go to Tools -> Add-ons -> Install. Then select the Lightning add-on, which you should have saved on your desktop, and click Install Now.
  5. Exit and restart Thunderbird.
  6. In Thunderbird and go to Tools -> Add-ons -> Install. Then select the Funambol add-on, which you should have saved on your desktop, and click Install Now.

Configuring the Funambol SyncML Add-on for Thunderbird
After installing the add-ons, you will need to configure the Funambol add-ons using the following steps:

  1. From the Thunderbird interface, go to Tools -> Funambol Plug-in -> Options.
  2. Enter the server location into the server URL field using the format http://mail.wddx.net/sync/default.aspx
  3. Enter your username using the format username@domainname.com
  4. Enter your account password.
  5. Click the Synchronize tab.
  6. Select the items that you want to synchronize (contacts and/or calendar). NOTE: To synchronize the calendar, you will need to click the Details button and change the remote name to scal.
  7. If you want to schedule synchronization, click Sync Every.
  8. Click OK and Click to Synchronize.

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