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How to SyncThunderbird with iPhone

James Davis

Jun 14, 2024 • Filed to: Latest News & Tactics • Proven solutions

Part 1. Sync Address Book to Thunderbird

I have been able to sync address book with iPhone very well. Here is how I do it:

1) Set up a free account at my.funambol.com. This account will be used as a "go between". It's between T-bird and the iPhone.

2) Download the T-bird extention for MyFunabol here

sync thunderbird with iphone

3) In iTunes App Store,download the funambol iPhone app>>

 thunderbird sync iphone

Once everything is set up, you can use the T-bird add on to sync the T-bird address book to funambol, and then use the iPhone app to sync your iPhone to the same funambol account. It works very well. A couple of mapping notes:

T-bird "email" field = iPhone "other" email field

T-bird "additional email" field = iphone "home" email field

Part 2. Sync Thunderbird with iPhone

Step 1. Open iTunes App Store by hitting the App Store icon on the main screen of the iPhone.

Step 2. Select the Search icon a search box will open for input using soft keyboard

Step 3. Here, type the name of application ""Funambol" in Search box and hit the Search Tap

Step 4. Now Funambol result appear in search result, choose free version of application

Step 5. Enter your valid apple id and password, so that application you can download install Application through iTunes.

Step 6. Press the OK key and wait so that application download and install to your device.

Step 7. Now open Funambol website from your computer Web Browser and Sign up for new account there.

Step 8. Now initial the Resources tap from Funambol Website to download the Thunderbird plugin for Funambol

Step 9. Tap Thunderbird email client on your device.

Step 10. Select the "Tools" from the topmost toolbar, and then choose the "Add-ons" choice.

Step 11. Tap the "Install" button. It will open the file selector.

Step 12. Direct to and Select the plugin that was downloaded from the Funambol site. Tap "Open."

Step 13. Tap the "Funambol Sync Client" choice and then tap "Sync All. "Now all email, contacts and calendar items are synchronized to the Funambol server.

Step 14. To open "Funambol" ,press the "Funambol" icon on the iPhone's app screen.

Step 15. Enter the Funambol user id and password into the equivalent input boxes and then press "Log In button." The Funambol iPhone app opens.

Step 16. Now press the "Funambol Menu" icon in the upper left corner and start "Sync." This will sync iPhone with Thunderbird data.

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