Mac OS X Native Applications

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Apple Mail

When you start Apple Mail the first time, it will ask you to provide your name, your email address and your password. Please provide your Kolab Now credentials there. In the following screens, please give this information:

  • User Name: Your full Kolab Now email address like test@kolabnow.com
  • Incoming Mail Server: imap.kolabnow.com
  • Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.kolabnow.com

Please see the screenshots below for details.

Some versions of OS X fail at auto-detecting the correct settings and require the following manual steps:

  1. Go to Accounts -> Account Information
  2. Select Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) -> Edit SMTP Server list...
  3. In the Advanced tab, select Use custom port and set the port to 587.
  4. Please check the option Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and use Password as authentication method.

iCal

In order to set up iCal, please open the preferences from the menu bar. Then choose  Accounts and add a new account by clicking the + Icon in the left bottom corner as indicated in the second screenshot below. Please enter the following information in the dialog.

  • Account Type: CalDAV
  • User Name: Your full Kolab Now email address like test@kolabnow.com
  • Server Address: apps.kolabnow.com

Warning

In Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), the Calendar does not send event invitations. There is not much we can do at the moment, as Apple broke the behavior without announcement. If you rely on invitations from iCal, please consider not to upgrade to Yosemite for the moment. If you have already upgraded, please consider making your invitations from the webclient.

Reminders

OS X 10.8 has a dedicated Reminders program which can show your tasks from Kolab Now. You do not need to set it up separately. As soon as your iCal is set up, Reminders will also be.

Contacts

In order to set up Contacts, please open the preferences from the menu bar. Then choose  Accounts and add a new account by clicking the + Icon in the left bottom corner as indicated in the second screenshot below. Please enter the following information in the dialog.

  • Account Type: CardDAV
  • User Name: Your full Kolab Now email address like test@kolabnow.com
  • Server Address: apps.kolabnow.com

Files

There is different possibilities to access your Kolab Now files with your Mac. We show two of them below.

Using Cyberduck

Cyberduck is a Swiss Free Software cloud storage browser for Mac. This is the recommended way to access your files. After you have installed it, add a new WebDAV connection as shown in the screenshots below. Please enter the following information:

  • Server Name: apps.kolabnow.com
  • Port: 443
  • Username: Your full Kolab Now email address like test@kolabnow.com
  • Path: /Files

Using Native OS X

It is also possible to use no special program, but just your Mac OS X operating system to access your files. However, we do not recommend to do this, as this is implemented poorly by Apple and therefore very slow.

If you still want to do this, please open the Go menu in your finder, and enter https://apps.kolabnow.com/files/Files as the Server Address. Then click Connect and enter your full email address and password. Afterwards, your Kolab Now files will show up in your file browser as a shared resource.