SETUP: Using PSCalendar with Mac

If you use Mac OS X, the new protocol CalDav makes it possible to sync with your PSMail calendar in some very useful ways. The following steps will walk you through the process of setting up the system. (NOTE: For a recent Mac, don’t use the iCal method in the earlier article on sharing calendars with [from 2010]. If you have tried to use those instructions on a recent Mac, please delete that setup and start over with the following steps.)

Step 1: Open the Calendar on your Mac.

Step 2: Click on Calendar and then Add Account in the dropdown menu.

Step 3: Choose the Add CalDAV Account option.

Step 4: In the next window, choose Manual from the dropdown menu.

Step 5: Enter the following information.

– Username: Enter your primary PSMail email address (i.e. username@psmail.net)

– Password: Enter your PSMail password

– Server: Enter mirror.psmail.net

That’s it! You can now access your PSMail calendar via the calendar on your Mac.

Now, what about other calendars that have been shared with your PSMail account? The following steps will show you how to sync these as well. (For information on how to set up calendar sharing, click here.)

Step 1: Open Calendar on your Mac.

Step 2: Click on File and then New Calendar Subscription in the dropdown menu.

Step 3: When prompted for the susbcription URL enter: https://mirror.psmail.net/shared.ics *

Step 4: When prompted for the username/password enter your PSMail primary address (i.e. username@psmail.net) and your PSMail password.

Step 5: Choose a name for this calendar (i.e. Shared PSMail Friends) and change the Auto-Refresh frequency to your preference.

All done! Enjoy!

* NOTE: This link will merge all calendars that are shared with you into a single view for you – excluding your own. If you want to include your own calendar, change the subscription to https://mirror.psmail.net/shared_all.ics. If you want to subscribe to each calendar in a separate form use the complex URL below:

https://mirror.psmail.net/shared/username@psmail.net/friend@psmail.net.ics

Make sure there are no additional parts to this URL (even an extra forward slash will prevent the link from working).

 

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