Connect to Office 365 email, Calendar & Lync 2013 from Ubuntu 14

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a laptop. I was wondering how to connect to my Office365 account. Here you go!

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Use your thunderbird to connect to the following IMAP server

Server name:
Port: 993
Encryption method: SSL


Install Lightning plugin for thunderbird from the following location.

Install the thunderbird plugin for Exchange Servers from the following location

I’ve used the latest beta version.

Outlook 365 Addressbook

The thunderbird addon downloaded from the 1st-setup site given above works!

Lync 2013

Pidgin IM client comes by default in Ubuntu. Install the following plugin for Pidgin from the Ubuntu Software Center.

“Pidgin plugin for MS Office Communicator and MS Lync”

Add a “Office Communicator” account.

Basic Tab


Password: xxxxx

Advanced Tab

Server [port]: leave this as blank

Connection Type: SSL/TLS

User Agent: UCCAPI/15.0.4420.1017 OC/15.0.4420.1017 (Microsoft Lync)

Authentication Scheme: TLS-DSK

Leave the rest.

Good Luck!

3 thoughts on “Connect to Office 365 email, Calendar & Lync 2013 from Ubuntu 14

  1. Hello, did you find out if office 365 (more speficially, word) works fine if installed on a virtual machine in ubuntu14? It seems not be possible with wine. If anyone has tried, is it very slow? I cannot work only with the “wordonline” version, so I am trying to find a solution (sorry for the libreoffice users, but as soon as you are working from old documents with multiple languages and footnotes, LO is not a option)

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