Yahoo Zimbra Desktop

Yahoo Zimbra Desktop

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 54 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    beta 3 (build 1249)
  • Total Downloads:
    31,012
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 24, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    91.91MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    56
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Yahoo Zimbra Desktop offers Yahoo Mail users offline access to their Webmail accounts, as well as providing document and spreadsheet support. As with Yahoo's Webmail interface, it mirrors Microsoft Outlook's look and keyboard shortcuts.

Zimbra Desktop can handle multiple accounts, including access to the competition. Configuring for Gmail, or any other mail service, was dead simple. One similarity to Gmail are the small triangles that appear next to e-mail messages that are part of a back-and-forth exchange. Clicking on the triangle expands the e-mail header list so you can see all the messages of the exchange. There's also tagging, which Zimbra uses much like Gmail's labels. Unfortunately, Zimbra's tags and Gmail's labels didn't synchronize. And tags are specific to an e-mail account, so clicking on a tag will show only a subset of messages within one.

However, it's not perfect. It didn't seem connected to our Yahoo address book for contacts or calendar for events. And unless you instruct it otherwise, Zimbra Desktop will synchronize your in-box but not folders where you may have filed message. You can manually sync folders when you click on them, but the process worked erratically.

Zimbra Desktop's productivity suite elements are workable, but barely so. Unlike Google Docs, Microsoft Office files can't be opened, and there's no presentation software. The spreadsheet is extremely spartan, and runs awkwardly inside the word-processing application. Stability also became an issue when running a spreadsheet and minimized applications.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.7

    out of 17 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    3.0

    out of 54 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 14
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5 stars

"arabic ------ best of the best >>>>>>> so far"

March 10, 2009  |  By riyad2020

 |  Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop beta 3 (build 1249)

Pros

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arabic

Cons

non tel now

Summary

y. must try and use for ever >>>>
open source free

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3 stars

"Improving early effort but consumes a LOT of memory"

January 10, 2009  |  By bbriley

 |  Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop beta 3 (build 1249)

Pros

I liked several features - able to use with Yahoo, Gmail and (I think) Windows Live Mail. Works with IMAP! Decent, not great interface. Easy to set up accounts in all of the above.

Cons

No offline help file. Calendar import improving but still not ready. Limited ability to change reading plain text font (must use <ctr +> and <ctr ->) and the + and - steps are large - jumping from about 10 to about 14 with nothing in between.

Summary

A very ambitious project to develop Yahoo Zimbra Desktop. An excellent start but there are still bugs, in on my Win XP Home SP 3 machine, memory tied up in Zimbra is 130-150 MB (mostly in caching messages, I think).

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4 stars

"Slow but give me an alternative"

January 04, 2009  |  By brighteyes1983

 |  Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop beta 3 (build 1249)

Pros

Pretty Functional manages many many things.

Cons

Slow, more bugs than outlook.

Summary

I really like it as an outlook substitute

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1 stars

"Yahoo doesn't get it"

December 07, 2008  |  By jharrisofkansas

 |  Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop beta 3 (build 1249)

Pros

Looked great....functioned great

Cons

I deleted this because.

1. Having to update with new versions/reinstalls every other day isn't going to cut it with me.

2. The last update/reinstall lost my address book I had just updated

Summary

Yahoo just does not get it...By far they inconvenience their users and customers more than anyone else on the web. Google should run the other way before they end up the same....I am an online retailer and I can tell you that from the perspective of being the webmaster of my own site everything I have tried with Yahoo has been horrible...From product submit to the desktop e mail client that just wasted my time....I should have known better.

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1 stars

"The program is too bloated"

December 06, 2008  |  By slimcowboy

 |  Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop beta 3 (build 1249)

Pros

None couldn't get it to launch right

Cons

way to many procccess threads needed for the program to run

Summary

If I needed somthing like this I still wouldn't want it...Yahoo failed me :(

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3 stars

"A Good Start"

November 30, 2008  |  By Mrsone

 |  Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop beta 3 (build 1249)

Pros

Manages a lot of different email services with quick setup wizard for popular services
Allows Yahoo! email to be checked without getting Yahoo! Mail Plus
Good looking program
Offers some robust options like a calendar, notebook, tasks, briefcase, etc

Cons

Must change settings for each mail account individually
Included themes sometimes move around locations for settings and options
Installation and operation take a bit longer (updates improve this)
Support limited to online forum

Summary

Zimbra Desktop is a good start for a new email program by Yahoo. This email client allows users to access Yahoo email without having to pay for Mail Plus. I found the installation to be a bit long. The setup requires you to be connected to the internet, as the program gets setup information online. After that, the program loads, and should be ready to use.

I have a very fast computer: Intel Dual Core and 3GB of RAM, so running the program for me was not very slow. However, I do understand that if you don't have dual core processors and oodles of RAM, this may bog your system down. Another drawback is that anything other than a handful of Global settings require that you alter the settings for each individual account. I have four emails, and this is a pain. Imagine if you had 10...

The program does offer a lot of neat features in addition to email. There is the calendar that comes with reminders, the address book, a document creator, task list, and more. In many ways, it looks like Zimbra is trying to make a replacement for Outlook.

Since this is a beta, the support is limited to online forums. I highly recommend users go to the website for zimbra and update to the latest build 1344 for a fix to some of the problems they are experiencing. Altogether, I think Zimbra is moving in the right direction with this client. If they can work out the performance issues, then Zimbra may very well become a lead email client.

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1 stars

"Very Very Slow"

November 29, 2008  |  By tuneslover

 |  Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop beta 3 (build 1249)

Pros

Yahoo Mail free works offline.

Cons

It's very slow. Takes a lot of tym to load. Hog a lot disk spaces but less features.

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5 stars

"I Love The Beta 5 Release"

October 28, 2008  |  By ViciouslyCold

 |  Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop beta 3 (build 1249)

Pros

a complete email client
offline support
sync

Cons

big in size.
uses 2 processors instead of one
uses more resources then thunderbird

Summary

all and all with mozilla backing zimbra it seems like finally there will be a competitor to outlook. thunderbird used to be my favorite but even with the addons its still lacking. plus with the code open source many open source communities are helping to develop it. and if this is just a beta. i cant wait to see the final release.
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1 stars

"SLOW!!!"

August 05, 2008  |  By logicreason

 |  Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop beta 3 (build 1249)

Pros

Might have been convenient, but...

Cons

Probably the slowest email client yet.

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2 stars

"Pretty unnecessary"

August 02, 2008  |  By jabberwockgee

 |  Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop beta 3 (build 1249)

Pros

I couldn't figure out why I would need this. It also said it supported non-yahoo accounts, but I couldn't get any other ones to work... I don't know why you would need this, ever.

Cons

See above.

Summary

See above.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version beta 3 (build 1249)
First add.
General
Publisher Zimbra
Publisher web site http://www.zimbra.com
Release Date July 24, 2008
Date Added July 24, 2008
Version beta 3 (build 1249)
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista, 256MB RAM
Download Information
File Size 91.91MB
File Name zdesktop_7_2_5_ga_b12038_20140417012326_win32.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 31,012
Downloads Last Week 56
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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