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Using SOGo with an Android Device

Connecting SOGo to Android Devices

Once you have created a user, your SOGo instance can be accessed using an Android device. In this chapter, we are providing you with a step-by-step guide on how to connect your SOGo instance with your Android device, so you can access you mails, dates and address books.

Please note that this guide may not perfectly reflect the process on your device as Android devices can differ greatly between manufacturers and software revisions.

1. Finding your SOGo URL

SOGo URLs always follow the same template:

Once you have setup a SOGo instance with your desired URL, you can simply access it via the web interface by going to the address found in your Customer Control Panel.

2. Install DAVx⁵

As Android does not natively support CalDAV and CardDAV, you must install DAVx⁵, an open-source solution for syncing CalDav and CardDav on Android via F-Droid:

3. Entering CalDAV and CardDav data

Once you have installed DAVx⁵, open the app and set up CalDav and CardDav using the following data:

UsernamePlease enter your email address here.
PasswordYou can define this yourself in the customer area. You can also use this password to retrieve emails or to log in to the SOGo web interface.
Descriptionou can assign this individually. Your calendar will be stored on your Android devices under the name given in the description.

4. Opening settings

Navigate to the "Accounts and backup" item in the "Settings" app. Select the option "Accounts". In the next window, select "Add account", then "Private (IMAP)"

5. Connecting IMAP

Enter your data as follows:

MailPlease enter your email address here.
PasswordUse the password connected to your SOGo user.
UsernameHere you can enter a name. This will be shown to any person you send an email to.
DescriptionYou can add a description in this field.

6. Success

You have successfully connected your SOGo account to your Android device. You can now directly access your emails, dates and address books.