At the moment I'm testing Ubuntu Onieric. I always used Evolution as my email client, but now I would give Thunderbird a chance.

But I couldn't find a way to synchronize my Google Contacts with Thunderbird. What is the preferred way in Ubuntu to do this?

  1. The Add-on don't work with Thunderbird 7: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/google-contacts/
  2. Thunderbird EDS Contacts integration isn't available in the repos: https://launchpad.net/thunderbird-eds-extension
  3. the new Online Account settings doesn't have any impact here: Which programs use the new "Online Accounts"?

So what's the right way to synchronize my Google Contacts information with Thunderbird on Ubuntu Onieric 11.10?


Go to http://www.zindus.com/ or https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/zindus/ it works at least with thunderbird 7 alpha 1 and it's the add-on I use

  • Zindus add-on works perfectly for me too. Good answer. – Pavel S. Sep 5 '11 at 8:27
  • Sadly the add-on don't work with the lastest Ubuntu Onieric installation. "Zindus could not be installed because it is not compatible with Thunderbird 7.0" – Bernd Sep 5 '11 at 17:24
  • I'm using Zindus with Thunderbird 7.0.1 on Oneiric. It's a great piece of software. – Eugenio Perea Nov 2 '11 at 19:05

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