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Zimbra Collaboration Suite

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Enterprise collaboration and online community software.

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Zimbra Collaboration Suite Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.2

/5

91

Total features

22

5 categories

Zimbra Collaboration Suite features

Access Controls/Permissions
Activity/News Feed
Calendar Management
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
Contact Management
Content Management
Email Management

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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Assignment Management
Brainstorming

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Free

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Functionality

4.2

/5

91

Price starts from

Free

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Total Features

22

Unique features

  • Multiple User Accounts

  • User Profiles

  • Real Time Editing

Functionality

4.6

/5

23.2K

Price starts from

7.50

/user

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Total Features

71

Features in Common

16

Unique features

  • Reporting & Statistics

  • Authentication

  • Document Management

  • Remote Access/Control

Functionality

4.6

/5

13.5K

Price starts from

6.99

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Total Features

68

Features in Common

13

Unique features

  • Reminders

  • Booking Management

  • Document Automation

  • Real-Time Notifications

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Daniel R.

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I have used zimbra for almost 2 years and it has seemed a solid app for business mail system

Reviewed 6 years ago

A Personal and Work experience

Pros

It has been very adaptable to the needs of my company because it is open source It has been widely accepted by end users due to the application of web standards, which gives the user more reliability in the system. The administration interface has been very simple and functional when creating users, groups and requirements

Cons

The information filtering tools and emails have many details that have to be improved. The modules for the users themselves to change the password of their account have some problems.

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Carlos J. D.

Apparel & Fashion, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A very useful e-mail, agenda, and collaboration tool

Reviewed 6 years ago

This is a useful program that solves your communication needs and helps keep you up to date with your emails, your meetings, and your daily tasks

Pros

It doesn't require a program to be installed in your computer, and you can have access to it where ever you need to: Laptop, PC, Tablet, Phone. It can sync your personal calendar in your cell phone and keep you updated about your meetings, Task list, and reminders. You can filter e-mails by folders, and there is also a downloadable local version in case you need to work off-line.

Cons

It does not have a wide variety of themes.

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Financial Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Ideal for your standard email requirements with lot of growth potential.

Reviewed a year ago

It was a pleasant experience. We had no much issues. Email was backed up frequently and could use the backups whenever we wanted. There was no advanced tools back then.

Pros

This is a very simple user friendly product which I used only for email communication purposes. The product loads very quickly and provide you with standard email functionalities. Ideal for a company who is not heavily dependent on email communication in my POV.

Cons

We had this implemented some years ago. Therefore, the product could be much better now. Back then w had storage issues which I believe had something to do with the package our company has purchased.

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Nairoby D.

Telecommunications, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used other for 1-2 years

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Free email service

Reviewed 5 years ago

I'm no longer at work where I use Zimbra, but I recommend it 100%

Pros

I met Zimbra when in one of my jobs they demanded the use of free software, which I thought was wonderful, I could not participate in the configuration of the service, however my support colleagues did it without knowing anything about the tool, following the manuals and the broad community that it has; the installation was a success, the next step was to provide users with their mail and a brief explanation of its use, but it really was not necessary since the tool was so intuitive that there was not someone who could not use it, we were all delighted with that we could access our mail from any device with Internet access, be able to schedule calendars and meetings, share email folders with other people, synchronize with any email client.

Cons

Few disadvantages you can have of a product like this, perhaps for those who managed the service could be somewhat complicated at the beginning, but not impossible to manage, since there was no interruption of the service at any time.

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Gilberto G.

Civil Engineering, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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It is an innovative email messaging and collaboration suite. It is the free software solution

Reviewed 6 years ago

It is an innovative email messaging and collaboration suite. The powerful Zimbra web client integrates email, contacts, shared calendar

Pros

It is an innovative email messaging and collaboration suite. The powerful Zimbra web client integrates email, contacts, shared calendar. Another of Zimbra's functionality is connectivity with proprietary clients such as Microsoft Outlook. It is the free software solution

Cons

It has a unique password that compromises all services. If the directory server falls, we can not access the services

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Altagracia V.

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Zimbra Collaboration Suite groups the functions that I need in a software to plan and communicate

Reviewed 6 years ago

With Zimbra I have improved substantially with respect to task planning and communication with my team. In the same way it has allowed us to save resources since it is a free software that offers a quality service.

Pros

One of Zimbra's positive aspects is that it offers e-mail, calendar, contact book and tasks in a single software, so I should not install other applications to enjoy these tools. Its interface is simple, facilitating its use for anyone who uses this program for the first time.

Cons

I believe that it has limitations when it is handled from smartphones if it is compared with its operation from desktop computers. From the aesthetic point of view it could improve its interface.

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Rafael B.

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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

Reviewed 6 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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Erik M.

Design, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Zimbra - A Private Alternative to Outlook

Reviewed 2 years ago

I am very impressed by the simplicity and reliability of Zimbra Collaboration Suite. I love the security Zimbra offers while still having the same look and feel of other familiar email clients. My team and I use Zimbra for email and scheduling meetings. It is very easy to use and an easy switch for any team looking for a more private solution to large teams wanting to collaborate via email. The themes are also a very nice feature (I use Carbon).

Pros

I love the security Zimbra offers while still having the same look and feel of other familiar email clients. My team and I use Zimbra for email and scheduling meetings. It is very easy to use and an easy switch for any team looking for a more private solution to large teams wanting to collaborate via email. The themes are also a very nice feature (I use Carbon).

Cons

I can't think of any cons. It is a very simple email and calendar management system.

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Luca F.

Computer & Network Security, self-employed

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Easy to use and full of features

Reviewed 6 years ago

I used Zimbra in my previous company and I liked the suite very much because it offered almost anything you'd need from an on-premise mail server. It also had some extra features like its own cloud support to share documents and files amongst users. The paid version also came with the connector for Outlook allowing users keep using their standard mail client application. I never had any issue to configure my email account on my mobile phones either through the MS Exchange protocol compatibility. It also comes with a rich web interface. Now it should also integrate a chat/conference and a document collaboration features but they were not available yet when I was using Zimbra so I can't tell anything about them.

Pros

Easy for the users It has its own cloud-like file sharing feature It works on almost any kind of device through standalone clients or rich web client.

Cons

Being Linux based it might be a bit harder to set-up and configure for Microsoft oriented admins

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Financial Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Good collaboration suite

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

- searching is great (as I remember it can search even inside archives) - good localization - intuitive UI/UX

Cons

- complicated backup flow - lack of mails management rules - lack of features in the mobile version

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Graphic Design, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Email but a lot more

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Fast webmail, email functionality works great, Clean interface and easy to use. Also has the calendar and portfolio features which is great addons.

Cons

Search function in email can be a bit limited.

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Alejandro Isaac P.

Telecommunications, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Excellent option as Mail Server and Collaboration Suite

Reviewed 2 years ago

Zimbra work fantastic, is very stable and well suited for relays server. we used to send the bill to all the clients and work well

Pros

The cost is one of the pros of Zimbra, specially if you need only the mail server. Also, the cost if the licenses is cheaper than other options like Exchange.The support is excellent, specially from Zimbra's community and you can find examples or help in case you need do a troubleshooting

Cons

If you have other tools from MS suite the integration is complicated, not impossible but is quite difficult integrate you will need to do a research and for sure develop a connector.

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Sujith K.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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User friendly and economical suite for business needs

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

The best thing that you would like to have in the suite it is email interface. It is so user friendly and loaded with all the features that you might find it hard to have among other suites. You can Import your email history, organize your historical and present data with filters and set-up meeting slots with just one click.

Cons

Haven't tried any apart form this , so it won;t be justice to add my remarks to this

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Rene M.

E-Learning, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The new version of Zimbra is the best and most complete tool for emails

Reviewed 5 years ago

It is a good software to connect to the equipment through group chats, where even the creation of channels based on videoconferences is allowed. In addition, it can be used to share documents online. It is also recommended to synchronize and store all the information of our work through its own cloud, Zimbra Drive.

Pros

Zimbra is an open source software that only needs a server within GNU or Linux to fully deploy. Version 8.8.15 of ximbra collaboration is much broader in terms of mobility for calendars and events in general.

Cons

The zimbra suite does not have many key functions for working with document editions directly in real time, or for the execution of discussion forums among our team employees. Nor does it include a labeling system through social media.

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Aviation & Aerospace, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great solution for Linux based on-prem or cloud email collaboration suite

Reviewed 4 years ago

The deployment was easy, I was able to easily connect the server to our LDAP server and import all of our users. The migration of content was a bit more difficult due to the nature of our old system, practically nothing supports GroupWise, so we had to migrate one account at a time via IMAP from the old server to the new server.

Pros

It is based on Linux, it can do SSO sign-on with Active Directory, as well as most LDAP based authentication directory services. The web mail is full featured, not a light client. They provide both ActiveSync and CalDAV/CardDAV access, which is important for us as a design company using mostly Mac computers.

Cons

The software itself is great. My only issue was for the few times I needed to reach out to Zimbra/Synacor's support, the response time was a bit slow (1-2 days). I assume if this had been an outage and had called in rather than only email my request, I would've received a faster response.

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shashank v.

Information Technology and Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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About Zimbra

Reviewed 5 years ago

Firstly we use this software to check the incoming mails from clients or colleagues. The experience is quite good while using this software as it is fast, more secure. It blocks the mails from the third party systems which are not trusted by this zimbra collaboration suite. We can integration this suite with informative applications like Ted, IBM redbooks to view our daily feeds which is quite helpful...

Pros

1) Can be accessed through any browser like Chrome, Firefox, Edge etc.. 2) Can be accessed through Personal Computer and Mobile 3) Inbox folders, addresses, contacts, tasks, calender scheduling dates can be shared among multiple users 4) Can schedule group meetings with a specific date and time using calenders 5) Personal tasks can be assigned or tasks can be assigned in groups. The progress of the task can be specified and the works to do further in regards to the task can also be specified. 6) A specified directory called brief case is available to store our files. 7) Zimlets are available to make the conversations between end to end users in a more formal, more interactive way. 8) Tags can be used to filter out the incoming mails that is to be called out in a particular category.

Cons

I didn't find any Cons. I find the working of this software Swift and smooth with no time lags while loading the incoming mails.

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Cynthia R.

Information Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Zimbra Transition

Reviewed 5 years ago

Zimbra was chosen as a preferred suite for our company because it allows for a simple client that every member of our workforce could use without feeling overwhelmed with Outlook or Office 365. With Zimbra it has been easier to encourage collaboration with different teams and team members. More experienced team members who need or desire the muscles of Outlook and easily set Zimbra in Outlook.

Pros

Ok lets begin with the good. Zimbra is a suite that comes with the basic calendar, contact list and the ability to create tasks. It allows you to set reminders, tasks and appointments and share them with coworkers quickly. This is perhaps the best features of this software. It is a relatively simple program without all the bells and whistles of the beast known as Outlook. It is the simplicity of this software and security that makes it ideal for our company. We have just migrated to Zimbra and the roll out for the most part was successful. One thing I absolutely love about Zimbra is the ability to set it up in Outlook. This gives me the collaboration within my team using Zimbra and the features I've come to love in Outlook.

Cons

If you are use to the larger and more powerful collaboration suite known as Office 365, you'll be a bit disappointed with Zimbra. Zimbra is not going to search for you, talk for you or keep your emails forever. What you'll find is a simple program that allows you to collaborate with your coworkers and management without the bells and whistles. It can be a disappointment if you're use to a larger suite. Communication is limited to just responding to an email, and emails are set to a 30 day retention limit. You can use a "Zimlet" to capture and save emails however. As stated above being able to incorporate Zimbra into Outlook is a way to overcome some of the limitations of Zimbra.

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JOSE B.

Oil & Energy, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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It's our business email platform.

Reviewed 6 years ago

We have achieved a centralized and secure administration of the company's email service. We have control of the entire service and it allows us to function efficiently and quickly.

Pros

It is a very stable platform. Its functionality is comparable to other mail service platforms. It is intuitive, it integrates quickly with existing platforms. Using the ActiveSync protocol allows communication in real time, the emails are "push mail" on all devices. You can share and centralize contact information and calendars within the same application. The service configuration options for each email account are quite broad, allowing users with different profiles. The account management console is very simple and easy to understand. I think the "My Maletin" service is a good concept, it allows you to share documents within the same space of the user's account.

Cons

The detailed values of the accounts and specific settings are not available in the administration console. The most complex configurations must be done via command line. 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. The internal DNS configuration processes are done by command line. User logs should be searched by command line, when they should be available in the web interface query services. There is no way for the graphical administration interface to see the emails that are arriving and which is coming out, for purposes of tracking any particular activity with a user, it is difficult to do so quickly.

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Tim k.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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A communication platform that worked when options were limited

Reviewed 2 years ago

I must stay, long before the current top 3 collaboration providers were reachable to most enterprises, zimbra was the best option and worked acceptably, but for the price now it is simply outdated. Though for companies looking for unattached and independent email and collaboration, it is the best option. All the other providers tie you into their ecosystems and bundle features that you might simply never use.

Pros

For an admin, it really gives much fine grained controls in configuration and setup and before cloud emails were affordable, it was unbeatable in its offerrings of collaboration features. Its contact management is also great.

Cons

The interface is unfriendly, to setup and manage is also quite a task and support is not all that. The features are also quite outdated.

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Syed Arbab W.

Banking, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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

Reviewed 6 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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Information Technology and Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Zimbra un outil de messagerie et de collaboration de mailing

Reviewed a year ago

Mon expérience est assez bonne en utilisant ce logiciel car il est rapide, facile à utiliser et sécurisé.

Pros

La meilleure caractéristique de Zimbra est qu'il s'agit d'un logiciel open source doté de grandes capacités de communication, de messagerie et de calendrier. L'utilisation est intuitive, je peux envoyer des pièces jointes facilement. Vous pouvez trouver l'adresse électronique d'un collègue en tapant simplement son nom. J'apprécie vraiment l'option de filtres dans des répertoires pour les mails pas trop utiles.

Cons

Comme point négatif, je peux dire qu'il n'y a pas beaucoup de documentation sur l'outil ou, quand il y en a, elle est ancienne.

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Howard O.

Business Supplies and Equipment, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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An integral tool for managerial issues

Reviewed 5 years ago

I think that Zimbra is a perfect tool for emailing and management. Despite some issues, it is very easy to implement the service and it helps to communicate with customers and colleagues in the handiest way.

Pros

To my mind, it is great that Zimbra gives an opportunity to share a calendar among colleagues and customers. It helps us to share all important data and meetings at any time. Another plus is a simple and user-friendly design. It is perfect both for qualified users and people who use it for the first time. And of course, emailing itself is on the top-level. It is easy to customize and make the necessary changes. Zimbra is an open source software with an opportunity to send emails, keep contacts, and make notes in the calendar. This service is perfect for remote work because I can keep an eye on everything and be sure, that everyone knows what they need to do.

Cons

I am convinced that Zimbra has more advantages than disadvantages. However, there are some issues to fix. Firstly, filters are hard to use and understand, because they aren’t flexible at all. Secondly, the software itself is quite hard to operate. Despite all pluses, the service still demands some basic IT skills. Thirdly, there might be some problems with data export and back up, because the software depends on servers.

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Giridhar S.

Information Technology and Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best Email Client Software

Reviewed 5 years ago

Zimbra, an instant mail setup client which is the best for the corporate sector as we can easily deliver messages and receive the same which works in real time. I have been using Zimbra mail server from the past 2 years and it works remain excellent till time as I don't even have any late deliverability nor any delayed task on it. The features were actually well built for an employee who used to use this on a daily basis and can interact with their colleagues/staff members/clients easily and on time.

Pros

The most I like in Zimbra is: 1. Faster Deliverability of Emails in real time 2. Can add Email Signature to all our emails 3. Can send Events/Meetings Invites 4. User Responsive in design and lite speed software 5. Can use Out of Office option if you're in leave and send automatic responsive email to them 6. Can Import/Backup all emails/contacts with a single click 7. Can search through all our emails by using search options 8. There is an inbuilt Calendar for our quick meetings lookup in it

Cons

Hmm.. At Present, there's no cons or least liked about this software as I have been using it from past 2 years and going with the same speed till now :)

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Michelangelo C.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Email management from the next level

Reviewed 2 years ago

Excellent solution. I come from Plesk's mailbox management and the difference is really abysmal .

Pros

A really fluid, convenient, fast and efficient management of email accounts. They have a plan for small businesses, the kickstart, which is perfect for those who have few boxes under management. The assistance is kind, punctual and courteous and their salesmen are very good.

Cons

Often the software from some problem, does not recognize the installed license and may have unwelcome starting settings.

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Arnaud A.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Working like a Pro with Zimbra Collaboration Suite

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

With Zimbra Collaboration Suite you can share your calendars with your colleagues.

Cons

Zimbra Collaboration Suite takes a lot of resources on the server, so it requires a recent server.