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Settings for Android

E-mail icon Email

There are several apps on Android that let you manage your email 1. Generally, to add a mailbox, select "Add Account". This option can be found in application settings. If you want to add an account to your device's default application, you can also go through "Settings > Accounts" in your phone's general settings.

Depending on the application and its version, configuration will be more or less automatic. Use the information below to set up your account.

(Semi-)Automatic configuration

Connection information

  1. Use your email address and Nubo password
  2. If you need to enter a server, use
I have to choose between IMAP and POP3. What are they?

Many software packages offer the option of configuring mailboxes as "IMAP" or "POP3".

  • With IMAP, the contents of your entire inbox, including folders and sub-folders, as well as the various message statuses (read, unread, marked, replied to, forwarded...) are synchronized between your devices, so a change on one is reflected on the others.
  • With POP3, your software simply retrieves new messages from the inbox, without taking care of anything else, and deletes them at regular intervals, making them inaccessible on other devices, and deleting them from your webmail.

IMAP is more recent and is the recommended option.

I am being asked for several names (name, account name, full name, user name…). What should I do?

During configuration, you are often asked to enter the name of the person who will use this mailbox. This option can be called "name", "displayed name", "full name", "your name"... This field is free-form, you just have to enter what you want your correspondents to see when they receive your messages.

If you're asked for a "username", then this is the username associated with your account, so you'll need to re-enter your e-mail address (or your Nubo username - both should work).

If you see "account name" or "description", this is again a free-form field which will let you identify the account in the interface of the software or the application you are setting up.

Manual configuration

If that doesn't work, or you need to enter the information yourself, use the parameters below.

Full configuration information
Incoming (receive) Outgoing (send)
Protocol IMAP (or POP3) SMTP
Port 993 465
Authentication Regular password Regular password
Identifier (user name) Your email address Your email address

Cloud icon Cloud

The app "Nextcloud" gives you access to your cloud storage and allows you to set up an automatic upload of your chosen folders (e.g. photos).

Download the app from Google Play or F-Droid.

How to connect to Nextcloud
  1. Upon opening, select “Connect”
  2. Enter as server name
  3. When the client application asks, log in with your Nubo identifier and password
Alternate method

This method lets you avoid having to enter all the information manually, but requires extra steps on a computer:

  1. Click on the QR code symbol (if it is not on the initial screen, click "Connect" first)
  2. Scan the code generated for the application password in the web interface of your cloud

App Calendar App Tasks App Contacts Calendar, tasks and contacts

Synchronizing calendars, tasks and contacts on Android is done through a third-party application. The app allows you to set up CalDAV and CardDAV accounts on your device. The recommended app is DAVx², the links to download it are in the steps below.

Follow these steps → Synchronize with Android: Contacts and Calendar [Nextcloud Documentation] using the login credentials below.

Login details
Method « With Nextcloud mobile app »
  1. When prompted by the app, log in using your Nubo username and the app password which you created.
Method « Without Nextcloud mobile app »
  1. Enter as log-in link.
  2. Use your Nubo user name and the app wachtwoord which you created.

Good to know

  • This method is easiest when you use Nextcloud app for Android.
  • The app “DAVx⁵” is free at F-Droid and costs a few euro's via Google Play.
  • Make sure to select Groups are categories per contact CHECK as Method Contact group CHECK.
  • Install "OpenTasks" (recommended) or "Tasks" when the app proposes to manage your tasks.2
To make an app password

Passwords software enable external applications to be connected using unique passwords.

You can create them and manage them yourself from your cloud.

  1. Open the page 'Security' of your cloud
  2. Enter the app name (at the bottom of the list of devices and sessions recently connected to your account)
  3. Click on 'Create a new app password'
  4. Write down or copy the password displayed, you won't be able to see it after.
  5. Click on 'Finished'
Good to know

When you are creating an app password

  • Give your application a recognisable name, so that you can find it easily in the list of connected sessions.
  • If you did not copy the password, delete the application from the list and start over
  • The QR-code only works with certain application who offer this option when enter login informations

Possible options

Click on the '…' next to an element of the list to display the options - 'Revoke': delete the element from the list, the device or the app will not have access to you account anymore - 'Delete the device' : start a process to erase your data from the application in question - If the application you are configuring does not need access to your files, deselect "Allow access to file manager".

  1. For example K-9 Mail, available via F-Droid and Google Play, or FairEmail, available via F-Droid and Google Play

  2. To manage your calendar, we recommend Etar (available via F-Droid and Google Play). More applications are compatible, so feel free to experiment. 

Last update: December 16, 2023