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CardDav-Sync free with MailSync+

This is a quick guide to setting up an android device to sync contacts with the MailSync+ service using CardDav-Sync free.

After you have installed CardDav-Sync free from the play store you should see this window:

When you open for the first time you should see the menu to the right:

  • Choose CardDAV
  • In the upper right click on the icon.
    • Now check the box for "Use preemptive authentication"
  • Now, enter Server name or URL:
  • username: (this is your email address)
  • enter your password
  • tap "next", then "done"

That's it, your done!

Contacts should now sync between the server and your phone.

What is the difference between CardDAV-Sync free and the paid version of CardDAV-Sync?

The paid version will sync additional fields which can be very helpful in a business environment. Its also a great app so we recommend you spend the $2.09 and buy the paid version of the app.

MailSync+ & Android Contact/Calendar Syncronization

Android supports CalDav/CardDav or SyncML for contacts and calendar synchronization.

Here are the steps to setup android with CardDav for Contact Synchronization. (preferred method)

  1. From the google play store download "CardDAV-Sync free" from dmfs GmbH
  2. From the add account screen choose "CardDAV"
  3. In the upper right choose the " ⋮ " icon then "setup options" and check the box for "Use preemptive authentication" then use the back navigation button on your device to return to the previous screen.
  4. Server Name / URL:
  5. Username: {your email address}
  6. Password: {your password}

Here are the steps to setup android with SyncML (alternative Method)

  1. From the google play store download a syncml client
  2. Once installed open the settings and choose manual setup
    • Enter your username(email address)
    • Password
    • Server URL
  3. Click login, import your phone contacts(optional), click to sync contacts and calendar. You will not be able to sync any other services with android.

How do I setup Outlook to syncronize with the MailSync+ servers?

Step by Step instructions for MailSync and MailSync+

  • Close Outlook
  • Download and Install the Mailenable connector
  • Open outlook and create a new account
    • From the top menu choose "File" > "Add Account"
    • Select "Manually configure service settings or additional server types" > Next
    • Choose "Other" then "MailEnable Server"
    • Enter your Email Address
    • Enter your Password
    • Server Address:
    • User Name: {your full email address]
    • Your Name: {This should be the name you want people to see when you send an email}
    • Description: {This is the folder name that will appear on the right in outlook, name it anything you want}
    • [X] Enable advanced configuration
    • Select the mailbox tab at the top and choose "Use SSL".
    • Under the connection tab you can choose "Update folders at startup" if the the computer has a high speed connection internet connection.
    • Select OK, OK
  • Finished.

Now reopen outlook and the new account should be setup.