How to connect to MDaemon's Free/Busy service in Outlook

MDaemon includes a Free/Busy server which is compatible with Outlook.

A Free/Busy server is used to verify attendees are available when scheduling appointments through Outlook, without needing to give access to view the attendee's calendar directly.

Outlook 2010/2013/2016/2019/365

  1. Select the File ribbon in Outlook.
  2. Select Options
  3. Select Calendar
  4. Under the Calendar options, click Free/Busy Options...
  5. Check the Publish at location check box
  6. Enter the following URL, replacing <WC Server> with the IP or name of your Webmail (WorldClient) server, and <:Port> with a colon followed by the port where WorldClient is running. If you are using TCP port 80 you can replace <:Port> with nothing.
    http://<WC Server><:Port>/Worldclient.dll?view=fbinfo&user=%NAME%@%SERVER%
    Do not replace the %NAME% or %SERVER% values in this string.
  7. Enter the number of month(s) you wish to publish
  8. Enter the number of minutes Outlook will update the free/busy information
  9. Enter the same URL above in the Search Location section
  10. Click OK to close Internet Free/Busy Options
  11. Click OK to close Outlook Options

Outlook 2007

  1. Click Tools
  2. Click Options
  3. On the Preferences tab, click the Calendar Options button
  4. Under Advanced options, click the Free/Busy Options button
  5. Check the Publish at my location check box
  6. Enter the following URL, replacing <WC Server> with the IP or name of your Webmail (WorldClient) server, and <:Port> with a colon followed by the port where WorldClient is running. If you are using TCP port 80 you can replace <:Port> with nothing.
    http://<WC Server><:Port>/Worldclient.dll?view=fbinfo&user=%NAME%@%SERVER%
    Do not replace the %NAME% or %SERVER% values in this string.
  7. Enter the same URL in the Search location box
  8. Click OK 

Additional Comments

If you'd like to use a password, enter a global password for free/busy under Setup | Web & IM Service| Calendar - Free/busy password. Then, add that same password to the free/busy URL in Outlook in this format (where 'secret' is the password): http://<WC Server><:Port>/Worldclient.dll?view=fbinfo&user=%NAME%@%SERVER%&password=secret  

MDaemon Connector is required in order to use the Free/Busy server when using MDaemon.  The Free/Busy Server runs through Webmail (WorldClient), and is limited to events that exist in the user's default Webmail calendar.  MDaemon Connector is used to automatically synchronize a user's calendar in Outlook to Webmail. 

Note: If you have Webmail configured for only HTTPS connections then you'll need to specify HTTPS instead of HTTP.