Zimbra



  • So I've chosen Zimbra for our corporate email stuff. After installing everything and setting up our mailboxes, I found out that Zimbra had been sold off by Yahoo.
    To Telligent Systems. The makers of that thing the forums used to run on.
    What are the odds that they don't ruin the Zimbra product???



  • Could be worse - could be the makers of the thing the forums currently run on.



  • hehe. I'm split on Discourse ... it lacks the bugs CS had, it looks "prettier", but it brings a whole new package of ... oddities to the mix.



  • Wait til you've used it a bit more.



  • Yeah, you'll grow to love it, like the rest of us!


  • SockDev

    @cartman82 said:

    Yeah, you'll grow to love it, like the rest of us!

    For those moments when love and hate collide.



  • I tried Zimbra.

    They have several features like facebook integration, twitter, etc.

    They never updated the oauth - i filed a bunch of bugs with them that after about two years they finally moved to confirmed status.

    TL;DR;

    I don't recommend zimbra for anything.



  • @Matches said:

    TL;DR;

    I don't recommend zimbra for anything.

    Our uni webmail uses Zimbra. It does the job, though the "search through every account" address book works very intermittently.

    And it gets +100 points from me for the name, so there's that.



  • I recently set up Zimbra in a couple of hours, after two weeks of fighting Kolab... Until now I've had no issues with it,



  • Been Using Zimbra for 4 years now.I agree they have some bugs but I can live with that as it does the job and is easy to administer if you know what you are doing 😛


  • SockDev

    @Raunaq said:

    Been Using Zimbra for 4 years now.I agree they have some bugs but I can live with that as it does the job and is easy to administer if you know what you are doing 😛

    How much 'fun' is it to be able to learn enough to 'know what you are doing'?



  • @Arantor said:

    is it to be able

    In the words of W. Edwards Deming "If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing."


  • SockDev

    @Raunaq said:

    In the words of W. Edwards Deming "If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing."

    So, can you describe what you are doing with administering Zimbra? 😛



  • Ya My boss is asking the same question while I am busy playing league of legends. 😉


  • SockDev

    @Raunaq said:

    Ya My boss is asking the same question while I am busy playing league of legends. 😉

    I like you. You will fit in around here, I'm sure.



  • My business partner installed Zimbra about 5 years ago, and he told me that the UI was kinda ugly, but it worked. It was far better received by their client than the outgoing MS Exchange, so much that even though they did get issues with Zimbra, users would point out that they'd rather deal with the few kinks on Zimbra rather than going back to Outlook/Exchange.

    My same business partner notices that current-version Zimbra is far more prettier and useful than the one he used. Maybe it's actually good these days?



  • I would NEVER trade outlook for zimbra under any circumstance. I would castrate you.



  • I haven't used Zimbra long enough to form an opinion on it, but I have with Exchange. There's no way in hell I'll ever want to touch that POS ever again. One of my former employers (a pretty big financial institution) hates it so much they outsourced their email stuff to GMail rather than having to deal one more minute of Exchange woes.

    I can't say who made this switch, but there's a good chance you've heard of them.



  • @danixdefcon5 said:

    I haven't used Zimbra long enough to form an opinion on it, but I have with Exchange. There's no way in hell I'll ever want to touch that POS ever again. One of my former employers (a pretty big financial institution) hates it so much they outsourced their email stuff to GMail rather than having to deal one more minute of Exchange woes.

    Alex, the answer is: "what is this engineer has never used Lotus Domino?"


  • SockDev

    @blakeyrat said:

    Alex, the answer is: "what is this engineer has never used Lotus Domino?"

    Bzzzrt, surely it should be "what is this engineer that has never used Lotus Notes?"


  • area_deu

    Isn't Notes the Outlook and Domino the Exchange counterpart ..?


    Filed under: INB4 Whoosh



  • @aliceif said:

    Isn't Notes the Outlook and Domino the Exchange counterpart ..?

    Yes.


    Filed Under: If there's a whoosh then it applies to me too



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Alex, the answer is: "what is this engineer has never used Lotus Domino?"

    Hehehehe. I was fortunate enough to experience Lotus Notes without the Domino part. Lotus Notes as a content manager was pretty decent, allowing me to replicate a semester's worth of stuff on campus, then work offline at home, upload my assignments on the local replica, then replicate 'em via dialup or upon arriving on campus.

    I didn't have to worry about when I replicated stuff back to the main servers, as Lotus Notes would apply a timestamp on my local submit so the teacher would know I actually did finish my assignment on time, even if the upload would take 30 minutes or so (crappy dialup, late 90's, remember that?)

    The system that substituted LearningSpace, BlackBoard seems to have been built with always-on broadband in mind, so it was horrible for cash-strapped college students who didn't have broadband on our apartments.


  • Fake News

    @danixdefcon5 said:

    I didn't have to worry about when I replicated stuff back to the main servers, as Lotus Notes would apply a timestamp on my local submit so the teacher would know I actually did finish my assignment on time

    That sounds like so much fun, because local clocks are obviously always right.



  • My company evaluated Zimbra some years back and then decided they'd buy it.
    There must have been a miscommunication as we bought the company from Yahoo.
    Engineering was pretty happy to move off Exchange because OWA sucks and most of us are using some flavor of Linux, so we don't have a real Outlook program.
    There were some issues and I think the main thing was that conference rooms would be double booked.
    I think the cause was that we really had both Exchange and Zimbra handling mail, so if Sales/HR (still on Exchange) happen to book the room, there is still a lag when R&D can book it with Zimbra.
    Then we sold Zimbra as we aren't really an email company and are back to Exchange (which is now more of a WTF than a few years ago).

    I liked Zimbra web interface more than OWA.
    Their Zimbra desktop (which I liked for caching email) got buggier with each release and I couldn't properly search email. And that sucks for email when I have many years worth to page through.



  • @Nprz said:

    My company evaluated Zimbra some years back and then decided they'd buy it. There must have been a miscommunication as we bought the company from Yahoo.

    "Dammit, Jim! I sent you to buy me a Coca-Cola, not the Coca-Cola!"


  • Fake News

    @Nprz said:

    My company evaluated Zimbra some years back and then decided they'd buy it. There must have been a miscommunication as we bought the company from Yahoo.

    I LOL'ed - well played, have a like. And maybe an e- 🍪 or two.



  • The company I work for has also been known to acquire companies because that was cheaper than licensing their software.


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