I'm trying to get my new Android phone running without speaking to Google or sending them my data. For the moment, I've got Funambol Running, but Funambol doesn't have a Thunderbird client. They do have an Evolution plugin, however. I'm not prepared to switch over to Evolution, because I really like Thunderbird and have it all set up just so.

So I'm trying to figure out a way to get Evolution to read my Thunderbird address book or vice versa. That way I can sync Thunderbird to Evolution, Evolution to Funambol, Funambol to Android.

I'm open to better solutions here, too.


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Yes, Thunderbird uses EDS by default in 11.10, which means that it is shared with Evolution. EDS currently has issues with DesktopCouch addressbooks, but others seem to work nicely.

  • When I asked, I was still on Natty Narwhal, but indeed, Evolution and Thunderbird are now able to share addressbooks.
    – Amanda
    Oct 22, 2012 at 16:20
  • I guess I didn't look at the date of your question when I answered. :) Oct 25, 2012 at 4:23
  • Hah. Well ... you answered almost a year ago. I just noticed that I hadn't accepted an answer to this.
    – Amanda
    Oct 25, 2012 at 18:40

You could manually save and load adressbooks via dropbox or similar services! There is a dropbox app for android, should work. But that's not what you want, is it?

  • I really would like to sync them, so that as contacts are updated/added/removed that's reflected in Thunderbird and on my phone.
    – Amanda
    May 24, 2011 at 14:35

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