Zimbra Collaboration Suite

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  • Zimbra is a collaboration suite which combines email, calendar, and address books(contacts) within a single web based application 
  • Zimbra will allow synchronization email, calendar, and address books many with mobile devices and PDAs
  • Zimbra will replace WebMail by offering an improved email interface plus additional services similar to those found in Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, etc.

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Zimbra Features

  • Collaboration suite of email, calendaring, address book, task list, file sharing(with Briefcase), and secure IM or Instant Messaging. (Secure IM portion to be deployed at a later date) 
  • Ability to share email boxes, calendars, address books, and task lists with other on campus users
  • Synchronize to many mobile devices such as iPhone, Windows Mobile, Palm, and Blackberry(email synch only).
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Zimbra Supported Hardware/Software

The best client for complete functionality is the web based client using one of the browsers listed below

  • Browsers-FireFox 2.x or higher, Internet Explorer 6.x or higher, Safari 3.x or higher
  • Non Browser clients-Outlook, Thunderbird(email only, no calendaring or combined addressbook available)
  • PDAs-iPhone, Windows Mobile 6 or higher, Palm, Blackberry(email synch only)

Zimbra Training Guides and Help Documents

Zimbra Information Sheet

Zimbra Mail Manual

Zimbra Calendaring Training Guide

Connecting to the UMD Academic Calendar with Zimbra

iPhone Setup

iPad Setup 

iSync for Mac

Setting and Removing a Vacation Message

Using the Briefcase 

Configuring the Android