Migrate your calendar to Fastmail

Had enough of multiple notifications? Want to keep your calendar and mail in one convenient location? Migrate your external calendars onto Fastmail.

Migrate via Fastmail CalDAV

If you already have your external calendars synchronized via CalDAV with Fastmail, this option is for you.

  1. Go to the Settings → Import & Setup menu. For each calendar you want to migrate, select it from the Calendar list and download the file. (More detailed instructions here).
  2. Remove the synchronization link to the external calendar by going to Settings → Calendars. You can then either remove the account (which will remove all calendars syncing on that account), or by clicking Edit & Share on your chosen calendar and then removing just that one.

You will now have a calendar file on your computer in an iCal (.ics) format.

Manually import your calendar

If you need to import a calendar manually or upload a calendar that is stored on your computer, you can do this instead of syncing.

If you haven't done so yet, you need to manually export your events from your other provider. Here are instructions for exporting calendar data from common providers:

If your provider doesn't have an option to export all your data to a file, you can synchronize your calendar via CalDAV to Fastmail, then follow the steps above.

You will now have a calendar file on your computer in an iCal (.ics) format, ready to be imported to Fastmail.

Import your calendar into Fastmail

  1. Import your calendar using the Settings → Import & Setup menu to bring it into Fastmail.
  2. Select the file you downloaded earlier. (More detailed instructions on importing here).
  3. If you have any external calendars that are added as subscriptions on your device, remove them from your device and then add them for the Fastmail calendar instead.

Once migration is complete

Multiple notifications

If you want to avoid getting multiple notifications, disable them or delete the calendar from where you originally created it. Otherwise, the original calendar will continue to send out notifications, as well as notifications from the imported calendar at Fastmail.

Known issues and workarounds

If you've imported an event to Fastmail that has people marked as attending already, you won't be able to update this event. This is because the system can't check to make sure that you are the original owner of the event. This will also happen if you are already marked as going to an event when you import it to Fastmail.

As a workaround, if you are attending an event, ask the organizer for a new invite to be sent to your Fastmail account.

Likewise, any updates to those events (changes in RSVP's or updates to day/time/location) will be sent to your old calendar email address. While these updates can be sent along to Fastmail (if you have forwarding or a fetch identity set up with your old address), you won't be able to update the events they belong to through Fastmail.

For events where you are the organizer, try deleting the old event and recreate it from within Fastmail. This will send out new emails to all your invitees, from your new address.

Having problems?

Check out our calendar troubleshooting guide.