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WebDAV is a file access protocol, while CardDAV expands WebDAV to provide contact syncing.

Purelymail provides both, although please note that this is a relatively new feature and the WebDAV/CardDAV protocols can be notoriously finnicky. (If you run into issues, don't hesitate to report them!)

WebDAV #

WebDAV provides a basic way to store and share files between computers.

Access #

Your OS may be able to natively access WebDAV directories in its file finder.

Use the following URL:


Note that while our implementation is not based on Sabre/DAV, they do maintain excellent client information that may be useful here.

Windows #

You may have some luck following the instructions here.

Enabling Basic Authentication is required for WebDAV to work. (Our implementation does not support Digest for security reasons.)

Note that currently the Windows implementation seems unable to successfully create files; we're investigating this issue.

Mac OS #

The Finder should have builtin WebDAV support; choose "Connect to Server" and enter the access URL. See here.

Linux #

Your file finder may have built-in WebDAV support, depending on distribution.

For a Gnome based distro, the file finder (Nautilus) has built-in WebDAV support. Choose "Connect to Server" and enter the access URL, replacing "https" with "davs".

Limitations #

Maximum file size is currently 50 MB. (We do plan to make this unlimited in the future.)

CardDAV #

CardDAV exposes the same contact addressbooks as webmail does to other third party apps.

Access #

Depending on your CardDAV client, it may be able to autodetect your URL if you use the server https://purelymail.com. If not, you will need to use your unique CardDAV URL. This can be found here.

Android #

On Android, you might try an app like CardDAV-Sync to synchronize your phone's contacts with Purelymail.

iPhone #

iPhone supports CardDAV natively.

Use the server "purelymail.com". Advanced options should not be necessary.

Mac #

The Mac client requires using the "Principal" url found here.

Currently it is significantly limited, and will only show one addressbooks. (The default addressbook should show, and not the automatically collected one.) This appears to be an inherent limitation with the Mac client.

Limitations #

Pricing #

Both WebDAV and CardDAV are provided with the same model as email; at no extra cost under the Simple plan, and with usage-based charges under the Advanced plan.

Currently, the only charge tracked is storage, at the same rate as email storage. See the advanced pricing page.