How to synchronize a calendar

At Fastmail, you can sync a calendar from your account at another service, such as Google or iCloud, while being able to view and manage it from your Fastmail account. This lets you make changes at either service and the calendar will stay up to date.

How to set up sync

To sync some or all of your calendars from Google, iCloud or another CalDAV server:

  1. Open the Settings → Calendars screen
  2. In the Add Account section, select the option to Add calendars from.

Add new calendar

  1. Set where you want to sync from, whether this is Google, iCloud or another CalDAV server.
  2. Log in to your external account as prompted.
    • For Google you will log in via a popup window to Google's website.
    • For iCloud you will need your iCloud username and password. If you've enabled 2-factor authentication on your iCloud account, you will need to create an application specific password first.
    • For other calendar services simply enter your username, password and the URL for your calendar server.
  3. Once logged in we will fetch the list of calendars in your account. Select the one(s) you wish to sync from and then click Create Calendar.

We use the same name that the calendar has in the external account by default, however you can rename it and pick a new color.

The calendar will be created and set to sync with your external account.

The next calendar in the account will automatically be selected: repeat step 5 to sync the other calendars in your external account as well.

Important note for Google Calendar users

By default, Google Calendar does not expose shared calendars over CalDAV. To enable these calendars for sync as well, go to https://www.google.com/calendar/syncselect.

Sync failures

See our calendar troubleshooting guide.

Removing sync

To delete an individual calendar

  1. On the Settings → Calendars screen, click the Edit & Share button on the calendar you wish to remove.

Edit & Share Button

  1. Click Delete Calendar

Delete Calendar

This will remove the calendar from FastMail. You can re-add the calendar from its source account at any time.

To remove an external account

To stop syncing all calendars belonging to an external service, click Delete Calendar from the entry under the Calendars heading.

Any calendars that were set up to sync at the time you remove the account will be removed from Fastmail.

Event invitations on a synced calendar

If you don't mind your invites being sent from your Fastmail account and replies being returned to your Fastmail account, you can operate your synced calendar from Fastmail as normal.

If you want your event invitations to be sent and received at your external account, we have some recommendations to make this work for you.

Having problems?

Take a look at our troubleshooting guide.