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I would like to synchronize my Android device with my desktop computer which runs Ubuntu. The following data needs to be synchronized (listed in the priority descending order):

  1. Calendar
  2. Tasks
  3. Email
  4. Contacts

The main problem is to synchronize it locally, I don't use Google Contacts or Gmail.

It is not a problem for me to switch form Thunderbird to any other opensource PIM application (e.g. Evolution).

Is this possible?

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First I would use an IMAP mail account - provided by your own mail server or any other mail provider you trust.

Then you can set-up Sync Kolab in Thunderbird which synchronizes your contacts and calendar using a folder in the IMAP account. On Android side you can use the app Kolab-android. AFAIK it isn't available in the market therefore you have to allow 3rd party software sources and then install the apk manually.

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The open-source version of Zimbra has a nice mobile client - it works well with my Android smartphone (the interface is touch screen-customized). Zimbra itself has email, contacts, tasks and calendar, which are all can be viewed through the desktop and the mobile client.

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Funambol (formerly sync4j) seems to be an excellent project. I am just installing it now. There is a Linux server and an Android client.

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