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Thunderbird - use your Google account calendar and contacts

 

 

Google account calendar installation

 

Install the Provider for Google Calendar extension of Philipp Kewisch. This extension allows you to read and write events and tasks on the Google calendar.


Requires the Lightning extension.


Those using the Linux Fedora operating system can use the command

 

[root@amd64 ~]$ dnf install thunderbird-lightning-gdata

 

After installation, click File -> New -> Calendar. Choose to create the calendar on the network and then select Google Calendar. Follow the rest of the instructions presented to you.

 

 

Installing Google account contacts

 

Install the Josh Geenen gContactSync extension. This extension allows you to synchronize Google contacts with Thunderbird. Synchronization can be bidirectional.


After installing and restarting Thunderbird, the gContactSync wizard appears.


Select your Google account and use your credentials. Before pressing the "Finish" button, review the suggested settings, such as which contacts you want to synchronize (all, just family or other).