MacOS

On Mac OS you can synchronize:

  • Files
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • E-mail

Files

The Group-Office Assistant is a small program that you can install on your Windows, MacOS or Linux computer. It will automatically download files opened from Group-Office and monitor it for changes. When the file is saved it automatically uploads it back to Group-Office.

Click here to download Group-Office Assistant for MacOS.

After downloading take the following steps to install:

  1. Open the DMG file and drag “Group-Office Assistant” in the “Applications” folder.

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  2. Launch Group-Office Assistant and MacOS will prompt for a security warning.

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  3. Navigate to System Preferences -> Security and Privacy and click the “Open anyway” button.

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  4. Confirm.

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  5. In Group-Office right click on a file and choose “Open with”.

  6. Select the “Your desktop application (WebDAV) option to use the assistant.

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Note

For Chrome users. You might be annoyed by the popup dialog everytime you open a file. Here’s a solution for that: https://superuser.com/questions/1481851/disable-chrome-to-ask-for-confirmation-to-open-external-application-everytime

WebDAV client issues

Unfortunately the MacOS webdav implementation can be rather slow due to a lot of redundant requests. We found that the Mountain Duck WebDAV client is much faster.

Calendar & Contacts

Adding contacts and calendar accounts work identically in MacOS. Just choose “CalDAV” for calendars and “CardDAV” for contacts.

  1. Open System Preferences and click “Internet Accounts”.

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  2. Click the “+” button in the bottom left to add an account. Scroll down and choose “Other account”.

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  3. Now choose “CalDAV” for calendars or “CardDAV” for contacts.

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  4. Select “Manual” in the “Account Type” dropdown and enter the username, password and Server hostname.

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  5. Click “Sign in” to finish and you might be able to select additional data sources in the account settings screen.

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  6. Now check your Calendar or Contact app for your Group-Office data!

E-mail

E-mail on MacOS works with IMAP and SMTP. These settings vary between providers so please ask your system administrator for the right IMAP and SMTP settings.

Intermesh uses:

Username E-mail address
Password Group-Office password
Incoming mail server (IMAP) imap.group-office.com on port 143
Outgoing mail server (SMTP) smtp.group-office.com on port 587
Encryption TLS Encryption for both servers

To add a mail account take the following steps:

  1. Open System Preferences and click “Internet Accounts”.

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  2. Click the “+” button in the bottom left to add an account. Scroll down and choose “Other account”.

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  3. Click on “Mail account”.

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  4. Enter your e-mail address and password and click “Sign in”.

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  5. If auto discovery fails enter the server addresses and click “Sign in”.

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  6. Select the apps you’d like to synchronize and click “Done”.

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  7. Check your mail!