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Overview

Zimbra Collaboration is an enterprise-class solution for company collaboration with email, calendar and file sharing tools....

Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service offered as part of Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), with 15GB of...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

25

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

Free

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.4

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  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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99%
would recommend this app

Pros

What I like the best about Zimbra are its splendid storage volume and the mobile version. Our colleague has access to emails even when they are traveling or away from the office.
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Andrea W.

We can integration this suite with informative applications like Ted, IBM redbooks to view our daily feeds which is quite helpful for the people who are more interested in gaining knowledge.

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shashank v.

I like the easy installation and the web administrative console which can be used for many admin tasks. The Desktop app is great and easy to use.
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Mouhsen I.

Pros

I have great experience with that solution, I recommended to use this solution it's totally secure and free of cost.
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Muhammad Ahsan S.

Excellent overall, keeps me organized, and the ability to make folders for emails is great for organizing business records.

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Anonymous Reviewer

The ease of switching between screens and the auto save feature is a life saver. Gmail's ease of use is wonderful for all.

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Anonymous Reviewer

Cons

The update processes are complex, since they must be done in a controlled environment, because they can produce an error and place the entire service offline.

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JOSE B.

Hard to customize the installation, lost data when I needed to migrate to another server. The API uses XML-RPC which is not easy to use, JSON is a lot easier.
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Mouhsen I.

The read messages do not drop down to low priority, so if I leave one unread so I can come back to it. The message gets buried in the inbox.

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Lauren M.

Cons

There is also no customer support for Gmail so if you have an error or problem you are on your own which can be frustrating at times.

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Laura W.

Can easily be hacked if your phone or laptop is lost. Hard to recover if forgot password.

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Billy Gabriel D.

I dislike the way it filters emails into spam sometimes. I have to monitor spam every so often to make sure I didn't miss any important emails.

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Sophia C.

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Key features

  • Total features15
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Auto-Responders
  • Calendar Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • File Sharing
  • Inbox Management
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Access
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Spam Blocker
  • Task Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Total features8
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Auto-Responders
  • Calendar Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • File Sharing
  • Inbox Management
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Access
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Spam Blocker
  • Task Management
  • Video Conferencing

Integrations

  • Total integrations13
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations960
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
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  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Zimbra Collaboration Suite

Personally, I prefer Microsoft Exchange email, especially for the download of attachments.

Reviewed 4 years ago

It really has not brought me many benefits since they imposed it on me as an email at work. I much preferred the presentation and management that the hotmail had a few years ago.

Pros

The general presentation menu is quite friendly to the eye., as well as its versatility to be used in cell phones.

Cons

The tricky process associated with downloading attachments compared to emails such as gmail or firefox.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Zimbra Collaboration Suite

Its a good product with low cost on-premise mailing and collaboration suite!!

Reviewed 4 years ago

Our organization is based on Linux with end user using the same and we really don;t want to go MS Exchange option so we left with choices of Lotus Notes (Which is a very good yet expensive product), Novell groupwise and Zimbra. Having tested Zimbra around more than 10 years ago we choose this. It has the flexibility to provide mobile base, thick client and thin web base client. So it was good choice and we are quite satisfied with our decision back then

Pros

Its scale-able, robust, secure and low cost. Based on Postfix and other opensource packages it provides good emailing solution. All the included packages are thoroughly tested before included in release. With most of the world going to cloud for email for the organizations need low cost yet secure and scale-able on premise mailing solution Zimbra is a good option. It has very good Web base UI which is very easy to use. There is no performance issues. Visibility with logs is very good . Zimlets are very cool features you can add on

Cons

The support is a bit so so maybe because of change of so many owners of the company. The web ui can use skin option to make it look and feel like different email platform in the market, e.g. if someone is use to outlook or gmail ui then a them/skin could provide that

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Gmail

Convenient email

Reviewed 6 months ago
Pros

The features that gmail has developed over time have been very useful, such as autocompleting sentences, attachment check, promotional segregation. It integrates well with the rest of the google suite which is equally as useful for collaboration.

Cons

No cons, gmail to me has been the easiest email client comparatively.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Gmail

Best Web-Based Email Client

Reviewed a year ago

I have loved Gmail overall. It is well-integrated into the Google collaboration suite (Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.). The service has excellent security features, great spam detection, and is free to use, as long as you are willing to see some fairly non-obtrusive ads.

Pros

The best feature of Gmail is undoubtedly the search. Google-powered search results inside your inbox add a ton of value. I use Gmail for personal use, used it as a student, and have purchased it for our family's non-profit. My current employer uses Outlook and O365. If you want to look for anything - an attachment, an email with a particular subject, you are all set in Gmail. In Outlook - good luck finding anything. And it will give you the garbage results after a significant wait. Gmail can also keep you organized if you allow integration with Google's assistant and other services (calendar, meet, voice, etc).

Cons

This is not really a con, but it's not Gmail's strength: the service is not meant for use offline. You can add it to Outlook, but you'll lose most of it's online features. Online, you don't get things like mail-merge, or... as it may be obvious, offline access to your messages. I am almost always online, and my recent messages are downloaded to the mobile client.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Gmail

Outdated yet still highly needed in modern collaboration and communication

Reviewed 2 years ago

Gmail is still a heavy hitter when compared with other email software, and at times is the clear favorite. But it is lacking in terms of innovation which may harm its core functionality in firms like ours.

Pros

I, like many others at my firm, are frequent Gmail users. We have used Gmail as our primary server mail for years. Its how we communicate with clients and staff. Although Gmail will forever be apart of our firm's blood and system, and its features will forever be iconic and easy to use. Sending and receiving mail is easier on Gmail than it is on most email platforms, especially Yahoo and Aol.

Cons

Gmail is highly lacking in innovation on the collaboration side, especially for internal collaboration. Other platforms like Slack and Trello are proving to be far more useful than the traditional back and fourth sending mechanism offered by Gmail.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Gmail

Excellent

Reviewed 9 months ago

I've used gmail for many years and have never been let down. WIth a huge volume of email, Google makes it very easy for me to find specific items quickly.

Pros

It's very intuitive. Super simple to setup and configure.

Cons

No complaints thus far. I use the full Google suite.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Gmail

Best application for email management

Reviewed 9 months ago
Pros

The user interface is delightful to use. Very simple and easy to understand the functionalities while providing greater control over the emails you get.

Cons

Nothing much to dislike about Gmail, except that the collaboration tools that exists are a little lacking.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Gmail

Terrific, free email resource

Reviewed 5 months ago

Overwhelmingly positive. I'm used Gmail for years on my personal account and have been using it for business purposes the past couple of years too.

Pros

Free, extremely intuitive, gets you access to the G-Suite which is a great free alternative to the Microsoft suite of products.

Cons

Honestly, nothing. It's free, what more could you want!

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Gmail

Easy to use mailbox

Reviewed a year ago

Allow to use google mailbox and all google suite tools

Pros

Easy to access and search for email. Good android app. I like intuitive writing and reply suggestions

Cons

Can be hard to find is way across email and arborescence. I can't find any other negative thing to say

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Gmail

The choice for your SMB

Reviewed 7 months ago
Pros

G Suite is the market leader, and in surveys at multiple companies, employees have overwhelmingly preferred G Suite to alternatives (chiefly Office 365).

Cons

Support can be difficult. It typically requires a few searches through help articles and public forums. They have the option to pay for phone support, but we haven't had to use it.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Gmail

Gmail review

Reviewed a year ago

our work uses G-Suite with Gmail and it works great

Pros

For a free email service, Gmail is the gold standard - lots of features, and seamlessly connects with other Google products

Cons

Nothing really to dislike about the software - once you exceed 15 GB of email storage, you're asked to pay $20/year to increase your storage to 100 GB which is still reasonable

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Gmail

Gmail for everyone.

Reviewed a year ago

When incorporating the Google Suite, mail is an option worth using.

Pros

The best feature of this software is that when you log into your Google account, you automatically log into your mail account as well. Using Google Chrome, the app is easily available through the apps icon on the menu bar.

Cons

The search feature requires an exact match when looking for a specific email, making search a bit difficult when you only remember part of the senders address.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Gmail

GMail Above All

Reviewed 6 months ago
Pros

GMail is extremely easy to use, provides multiple platforms to collaborate with your team.

Cons

I wish there was a way to connect GMail Suite applications with Microsoft

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Gmail

Consolidation of Computer & Phone.

Reviewed 2 years ago

The bulk sized mailbox helps me to save career critical emails which supports me as a documentary evidence at times of need.

Pros

Can write professional emails and schedule the time of sending emails plus setup snooze feature to track it.

Cons

. The assortment of emails, their replies or forwards. . Desired feature: Collaboration with Samsung S8+ mobile Phone. . Integration with Whatsapp

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Gmail

Great Email Software

Reviewed 6 months ago

Use it for work and personal. Use google suite as well.

Pros

Easy to use. Great for work. Google Hangouts is pretty good too and everything is integrated with other Google products.

Cons

Sometimes it's annoying to switch between my personal account and my professional one when using other products even if it is in a google email.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Gmail

G is for Great!

Reviewed a year ago

We used G-mail in G-Suite to set up our company email. Then we used outlook for users to manage their email. Managing the email accounts, we use the G-suite Admin.

Pros

Easy to use and setup. Accessible on desktop and phone app. If you don't have outlook on your desktop, you can just use the g-mail at google.com.

Cons

Cannot setup rules to manage incoming mail. For personal use, this is just fine, but for corporate, wherein you need to manage different incoming mails or even setup an auto reply or out-of-office schedule, it is a must. Workaround is to set up g-mail account in outlook .

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Gmail

Works wonders with Google Suite. Can potentially work better with MS Suite.

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

1) Easily integrate with other G Suite apps such as Drive, Sheets, Docs. 2) Easily integrated with MS Outlook Desktop Client through G Suite Sync for Microsoft Outlook.

Cons

1) Filters for forwarding don't support more than 1 email address at a time, so you have to create a new filter just to forward to another email ID. 2) HTML rendering is completely different from MS Outlook. This often wreaks havoc in formatting for HTML text emails. Makes a neatly composed email look like trash. Further, any content from an MS Application pasted into Gmail, leads to a formatting catastrophe. 3) Very plain user interface. 4) Important, official emails often get miscategorized as Updates or Promotions and may get skipped if the recipient isn't vigilant enough!

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Gmail

Great but frustrating!

Reviewed a year ago

Overall Gmail is great and even better with the office suite of tools.

Pros

I have used Gmail since its inception and it's hard to beat the value it offers. It's free, easy to use and accessible o all of your devices.

Cons

The one thing I don't like is that some emails seem to magically disappear from my inbox causing to frantically search for them when I need them.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Gmail

GMAIL REVIEW

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have loved using Gmail, it makes it easier to communicate with classmates and use.

Pros

I love that it is so user friendly. I love that you can easily categorize things and you can customize it to make you feel more you.

Cons

G-suites can be annoying sometimes when you are sending things outside of your suite.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Gmail

Best E-Mail Out There

Reviewed 6 months ago
Pros

I use GMail with both a free version and also am a subscriber with G Suite. Both are amazing and get the job done.

Cons

G Suite cold be a little less expensive I feel. But other than this no cons.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Gmail

Default mailing app

Reviewed 4 months ago

Hands down most needed app for work and official collaboration

Pros

Integration with all OSes as a default option. Had to have an account on an android phone which worked well when I switched to iOS and most importantly on my PC.

Cons

Inability to undo end edit sent emails before recipients view them

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Gmail

The standard and exemplar of what email services should look like

Reviewed a year ago

It'd be unfair to judge g-mail without mentioning g-suite, which offers a variety of services that come along with the e-mail platform and seamlessly integrating them into the interface itself, which makes them easily accessible. That being said, Gmail comes with a myriad of additional means of communication with the standard email system; video chatting, sharing files, and scheduling are all tasks that are made fluid in this email service.

Pros

Integration in various products both inside and outside the g-suite.

Cons

Lacking in terms of email sorting and management.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Gmail

An incredibly simple, free, and reliable email service

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Great, simple interface that precludes the need to even use an email application many times. Easy to understand and use. Powerful filters, all of which run all the time regardless if your computer is on or email client is running. Free, and simple to integrate with many services online or set up in any email client. Generous amount of free storage which can also be upgraded using a Google Drive subscription. Powerful routing using special characters in the email address (such as username+something@gmail.com)

Cons

No unified user management interface for teams unless you upgrade to G Suite, which is then no longer free.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Gmail

I recommend

Reviewed 2 years ago

I recommend everyone to use this so that collaboration is better

Pros

It helps us collaborate in the best way possible.

Cons

The mail user interface seems a little confusing.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Gmail

Reliable

Reviewed a year ago

Gmail works well for companies that rely on Gmail to retrieve company emails using G-Suite.

Pros

Gmail is a reliable email client. It's included in Google's suite of products and integrates well with other Google apps. Gmail filters spam mail well without creating a filter. Scheduling emails are easy.

Cons

Searching for keywords in an email can be a problem sometimes. Gmail doesn't find the email. Logging into Gmail using a single sign-on app often is an issue or retrieving emails using a mail collector. It can work well for months, and then it stops working. I know this is a security feature, but if an IP address or any other identifying factor hasn't changed, I can't understand why it stops working.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Gmail

Gmail suite

Reviewed a year ago

Permette di integrare perfettamente i collegamenti interni all'azienda offrendo una suite di lavoro completa e flessibile.

Pros

Facilità di utilizzo e integrazione del gruppo di lavoro spazio di archiviazione sufficiente alla gestione completa delle mail.

Cons

Non riscontro fattori negativi al momento poichè la suite è utilizzata con soddisfazione e facilità da tutti i componenti aziendali

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Gmail

The everyday email suite for the everybody

Reviewed 9 months ago

Overall I would consider it serviceable. Wouldn't rely on it for business' that require extensive and controlled email management and enviorments.

Pros

It's free, easy to use and get's the job done with basic tools Great for basic email comunication and integration

Cons

Very little in the way of business tools unless you upgrade to the business suite Bad filtering and email management