Zimbra Collaboration

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3.2 out of 5 stars

VMWare Zimbra provides open source email and calendar groupware software, Zimbra is a popular choice for Linux and Mac OS X email servers and supports SaaS.

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Zimbra review by <span>Jorge M. O.</span>
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High-end mail open source

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What do you like best?

All in zimbra is good, easy deploy, easy admin and secure that is the real problem of the auto-admin mail systems, the deduplication process save a lot of storage, the ajax web interface is amazing to the end user, calendar, mail, appointments, share suit case. The support is top in industry, you can get a tons of info about everything that you imaging., Spanish language support is good too (Jorge de la Cruz thansk body) In simple terms "Zimbra walks alone".

The posibility of manangin class is very usefull

What do you dislike?

the CLI command permits everything, maybe you can get more in the admin GUI. possibility of managing bulk changes of users, like change password to all users, change class of list of user, track mail by web interface. The more important users roles for admins, a role to managing basics of user like passwords and status. other to admin suitcase space and options be good.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Totally is the best mail system that i ever have (Microsoft and lotus admin)I never turn to see it, aknow that it will be fine

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mail service auto administrate, no charge for rent, no extra charge for requirements, your own space, your own rules. The cost in noting, nada, zero. and the benefits countless.

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Zimbra review by <span>Vahe S.</span>
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Easy solution to complicated tasks

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What do you like best?

Zimbra has a simple User Interface. It's user friendly for low qualified users and to those that are using it for the first time. Zimbra gives opportunity to process, store, sort and share large amount of date in a matter of minutes.

What do you dislike?

It crushes from time to time while being used along with other software. It's hard to get used to search filters. they are hard to use and are not flexible. It has an awful design. It's hard to back up the data when the lights go off or the server's not responding or the internet goes off. It needs to be more safe. It's not easy to export data.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is easy to implement zimbra in almost any business and to manage communications with. If you're looking for a way to connect a lot of employees together then Zimbra is what you need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Zimbra to resolve communication problems to transfer and receive data, staff management and employee control. It's so easy to share information with wide range of devices and to keep the connection going.

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Zimbra review by <span>Jeffrey T.</span>
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What do you like best?

The ability to share folders, calendars, and address books amongst users, as well as the ability to simulate a Microsoft Exchange server for Windows Outlook users.

What do you dislike?

It can be difficult to administer. The backend is fairly complex, but it is getting better. I don't think you need to be an expert to administer it, but you probably should be. The documentation isn't always that great, but the community support usually makes up for it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Zimbra collaboration is primarily a backend, not a front-end, although they have a pretty decent webmail client.. You can use pretty much any email, calendar, or address book client that supports standard IMAP, caldav and carddav. There is a community version and a pay-for network version, where you pay per user. We use the Network Edition, so I can't comment on the community version.

We are very happy with the reliability and support of the product. Its rare that we run into a problem we can't solve with community support, but phone support is not always the highest quality. You would use the Network Edition for the added features, not for the phone support.

It uses Postfix as a backend, which I would recommend that you are familiar with before using. If you don't understand how the postfix system works, you will have trouble managing Zimbra. This is not a system for novices.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Email server administration is much easier with Zimbra. It allows us to manage our email server with a number of open-source technologies, including built-in anti-spam, shared calendars, shared address books. We've definitely realized significant savings in the time required to administer IMAP, webmail, etc.

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Zimbra review by <span>Don S.</span>
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effective mail solution

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What do you like best?

it's free and simple to use email. I email from a lot of different email addresses and zimbra handles this easily. Easier to use than outlook but still not a match for gmail. The software has an organized but cluttered interface

What do you dislike?

The search function needs a major overhaul. Finding an old email can be a daunting task if you don't know exactly what you are looking for. For example if you had to find an email about a domain name if you don't put the domain in exactly it will not show up. Or an email address but you can't remember exactly, you probably won't get effective search results.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Zimbra works well. It's simple and effective and works just as well as a product like outlook.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use zimbra as my main emailing platform for SEO and link building. It works well when using several email addresses in 1 window.

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Zimbra review by <span>Stênio P.</span>
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Complete Email Collaboration Suite

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What do you like best?

Zimbra is a good email collaboration suite that offers paid IOS integration. the email search is very fast, the possibility of create a email alias is very interesting. Supports clients for CalDav, CardDav, WebDav and iCal. I use the multi-signature feature for each alias and account, with personalized reply-to. Multi-language support, brazilian portuguese inclusive.

What do you dislike?

The backup system is not flexible. It is very difficult recover only one specific email. Basically need to do a rollback of many messages to find one specific. The email system is very dependent of database server. If there is need of HA solution, it will be very difficult to implement because each server has your own local database server.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Test the community version first. Search a expert vendor, because will be very important in medium solutions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Zimbra solves our problem that was multi-domain support, with dedicated management and exclusive. Actually, today each domain has your manager with specific views with only your users. Other feature that help us is the possibility to have multi hosts with distributed users accounts. If occurs a host crash, only the users of this hosts will be affected. The others will not feeling none problem.

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Zimbra review by <span>Robson E.</span>
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A Great Collaborative e-Mail System

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What do you like best?

One of the best features of Zimbra is collaboration. You can share your mail folders, contact and task lists, work together on a text file, all that defining what kind of level of share a person can have, from view to full control of it. You also have a great search engine that allow you to search even inside some types of archives (pdf, txt, etc). And in the paid version, you have a working backup system.

What do you dislike?

The webmail is heavily dependent of ajax and to access all features you need a good computer and connection. You can still use basic features using the HTML version, but that limits the usability of said interface. Also, most of the features only work using the standard webmail interface. As a administrator, some of the features work better using the command-line interface, for example, if you try to reindex a account or try to restore a backup, you will got a better result or more control using the command-line instead of the web interface.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You can test it using the community version of Zimbra, however, you need to know that the best features are only available in the commercial version: Search Engine (Lucene) and Backup.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly, collaboration. I work for a University and email are fundamental here. Zimbra allowed us a way to increase the collaboration between teacher, students, and even our workers, allowing them to share files, their agenda, and any information to improve their work.

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