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What is Zimbra Collaboration Suite?

Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) includes an email server and web client. It’s a Linux based groupware system having its own email and collaboration suite of application which may even exceed the capability of Exchange. Both commercial and open source versions are available which allow to work with email, group calendars, and document sharing. In this article discover the concept of what is zimbra collaboration suite, its features, problems and configure outlook for zimbra Account.

Emphasize that Makes Zimbra Suite First Choice

  • Users have full facility to collaborate on inboxes, contacts, document and tasks.
  • Facility to use custom logos in the web interface and search the web from within Zimbra Web Client.
  • Rich browser based AJAX interface with application-like features such as drag and drop.
  • Allows you to make custom shortcut keys for folders, tags, etc.
  • ZCS offers powerful tagging and conversation views to carry multi-gigabyte inboxes.
  • Provides Exchange Features including mobile devices.
  • One can integrate CRM software through open API.
  • Briefcase Function mainly function in saving data to server and log out dỉrectly although you are onlining or offllining.

Have a Look at Different Editions of Zimbra Collaboration Suite

It offers two editions - Open Source Edition and Commercial Network Edition. Apart from this, Zimbra also provides a separate product called the Zimbra Appliance(virtual appliance version).

How to configure Outlook for Zimbra account?

Add New Account

  • Outlook 2007: Go Through Tools menu -> Account Settings
  • Outlook 2010: Go Through File tab, choose Info -> click Account Settings -> Account Settings -> Email Tab -> Hit the New Button
  • In Add New Account Window choose Manually configure server settings or additional server types and click Next.
  • Choose Internet Email Service and click Next.
  • In Next screen, you are required to provide User information, server information and logon information
  • Click the More Settings tab and use the same setting as incoming mail server

    Select Advnaced tab and provide all server's details and click OK once you are finished.

How ZCS solves the problems faced by administrators?

It is intended for enterprise deployment with the goal of solving problem faced by administrator and end users. This will save time of end users using Innovative Ajax-based web client with search, shared calendar and mail that is integrated with contacts and calendar.


1. What is Zimbra email server?

Zimbra email server is an open, secure collaboration server for email, calendaring, file sharing, tasks etc.

2. What are the required OS for ZCS 7.0 ?

ZCS 7.0 supports to work with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Ubuntu.

3. Can I upgrade my ZCS to ZCS 7.0?

Yes, you can upgrade, just by downloading the latest ZCS 7.0 and run the upgrade.

4. Is there any free trial of the ZCS Network Edition?

Yes, you can visit to and click on the “Download Free Trial” link. Start Free Trial