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Old 18 Nov 2021, 07:34 PM   #1
LionelBiscuit
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Fastmail Calendar synch to new Google Calendar

Hi all,

I'm posting here in the hope someone will be able to share a helpful link that will allow me to add my existing Fastmail Calendar to a new Google Calendar. My searches so far haven't quite hit the mark...

Any help would be appreciated.

LB
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Old 18 Nov 2021, 10:09 PM   #2
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You can export all the events from your Fastmail Calendar in the iCalendar format (which shows up as a .ics file) and import that file into your Google Calendar.

If you want to merge all the information in your Google and Fastmail calendars continuously in real time, I believe you must use a client which pulls from both using CalDAV. There is no way of doing this server side in either Google or Fastmail.
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Old 18 Nov 2021, 11:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply BritTim, very helpful.

I'll take this up with Fastmail to see what they recommend. Much appreciated.
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Old 19 Nov 2021, 08:33 AM   #4
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You can export all the events from your Fastmail Calendar in the iCalendar format (which shows up as a .ics file) and import that file into your Google Calendar.

If you want to merge all the information in your Google and Fastmail calendars continuously in real time, I believe you must use a client which pulls from both using CalDAV. There is no way of doing this server side in either Google or Fastmail.
Fastmail used to recommend using CalDAV-Sync for Android to do this via an Android phone. This used to be stated in Fastmail's Help pages on calendar syncing.
CalDAV-Sync is a paid app.

However Fastmail no longer mentions CalDAV-Sync in their Help pages.
Also, it doesn't work properly any more.

It used to work well for may years, and would auto-sync between Fastmail and Google calendars at your set frequency.
Now the automation part does not work - I'd say it hasn't worked for maybe 2 years now.

Syncing with CalDAV-Sync can still work if you manually sync.
But don't buy it. It doesn't work properly.

I would be interested to know if anyone has found a reliable alternative to CalDAV-Sync.
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Old 19 Nov 2021, 02:55 PM   #5
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I've been using CalDAV-Sync with Fastmail, using the aCalendar+ app on my Android 'phone for several years without problem.

If I ever want a quick sync I'll do it manually, but otherwise it will sync eventually - and when I say eventually I mean within an hour, but usually it syncs in a few minutes.

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Old 19 Nov 2021, 03:18 PM   #6
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I've been using CalDAV-Sync with Fastmail, using the aCalendar+ app on my Android 'phone for several years without problem.

If I ever want a quick sync I'll do it manually, but otherwise it will sync eventually - and when I say eventually I mean within an hour, but usually it syncs in a few minutes.
It used to work for me as well for a number of years.
But it hasn't worked automatically for me for quite a while - as I say - about 2 years now.
If you read the reviews in Google Play Store there are mixed results.
Others also complain of auto sync not working.
The app hasn't been updated since 2017. So it doesn't surprise me that there would be issues with later Android updates.
I certainly wouldn't recommend it.

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Old 1 Dec 2021, 06:30 AM   #7
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I've been using Google Calendar, so I deleted FastMail calendar and added Google Calendar into Fastmail following the link. It's super easy to set up and has worked well for my use cases. I guess it's probably possible to do the the other way around as well.

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Add your Google, iCloud, or other CalDAV calendars, and manage them through Fastmail. Learn more."
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