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  • 1.0 stars

    "i dont think it works"

    November 13, 2013  |   By eugenee40

    Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop 7.2.2

    Pros

    its easy to download

    Cons

    but it was unable to use on windows xp~

    Summary

    does it works at windows xp sp2? or 3?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not worth the effort"

    May 21, 2013  |   By masterofnonetc

    Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop 7.2.2

    Pros

    Basic software is free. It works pretty well, unless you buy the license, then good luck, it works sometimes but not with outlook connector.

    Cons

    Support isn't able to fix issues when you buy a license.

    Summary

    Don't waste your time. Marketing makes a lot of promises and delivers nothing. They point to their terms of service which covers them and basically says if their software doesn't work, it's not their problem, they get to keep the money they stole from you.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Handle multiple GB size IMAP email accounts very well"

    January 5, 2013  |   By HANSPETTERFAALE

    Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop 7.2.1

    Pros

    Lots of pros really. Intuitive interface. Many useful Zimlets available for free. Easy to see if new emails have arrived also in collapsed folders and accounts.

    Cons

    Not possible to set up a default SMTP server. That is a big minus since I rely on ISP SMTP service and must change SMTP server for each of the 10 email accounts when I connect to another ISP.

    Summary

    I want one email client for work and one email client for private. Thunderbird is my #1 email client but Zimbra comes in as a good #2 before MS Outlook, eM, Pegasus, Opera, Postbox and Windows Live Mail. Postbox (based on Thunderbird) had problems with the SMTP connections and had to be restarted 3-4 times day.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Thunderbird is better, I'm sticking with it."

    September 29, 2012  |   By Brinaq

    Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop 7.2.1

    Pros

    Good to keep all your mail in one place, considering I havemultiple email addresses and can't tell everyone, "Send me an email at: this email, this email, or this email." Nice to just have one.

    Cons

    Clunky, hard to use (for newer people)interface and doesn't work well with Gmail or hotmail, I definetly prefer Thunderbird better.
    But of course, Yahoo things don't get that far.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Outlook is better"

    August 1, 2012  |   By ActingAccountant12

    Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop 7.1.4

    Pros

    I use zimbra for school and I can easily access my different email accounts in one place.

    Cons

    The interface - ugly, not user-friendly, cluttered, confusing.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "A real alternative to Outlook."

    July 22, 2012  |   By johnjl77

    Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop 7.1.4

    Pros

    Handles multiple accounts well. Great to use.

    Cons

    A little buggy.

    Summary

    Good product - I prefer it to Outlook after a month of use. However, backups should be maintained in case of problems.
    Perhaps VMware could consider more investment in this product and selling it for a reasonable price?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "As a free e-mail client, half-baked"

    May 20, 2012  |   By barryaz17

    Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop 7.1.4

    Pros

    Seems to have many features

    Cons

    At least one significant feature that is supposed to work -- called "Incoming Message Filters" -- does not work. You would use this to sort incoming mail by subject, sender, etc. For some, it seems to work on incoming mail, but not for me. But filters cannot be applied retroactively to your inbox -- a very common requirement. The online help says that you can do this, and even provides instructions. Unfortunately, those instructions refer to at least one button that simply does not exist. There is a bugzilla entry on this, and it is marked as fixed. But several people have commented that it is not fixed.

    Summary

    The 'product' just does not seem to be finished, at least in its 'free' version. (I am attempting to use Zimbra Desktop 7.1.4 GA (build 11299), but will soon switch to another client.)

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Must-have for home PC of Droid & iPhone users"

    April 2, 2012  |   By rc_in_Dallas

    Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop 7.1.4

    Pros

    FINALLY can synch your gmail contacts, email, and calendar in one desktop application, and your Hotmail too! This makes it possible for Droid and iPhone users to keep their phone and desktop contacts & calendar easily in synch.

    Cons

    Tricky to configure a Hotmail account. (But if you have a droid, you are already trying to get away from Hotmail).

    Summary

    This is the missing link for mobile phone uses who need to keep their contacts, email, and calendar in synch on the same account from both phone and home PC. much easier to configure & use than Outlook. Some hints for Hotmail acct configuration, which is tricky:
    username = email address.
    Incoming server: pop3.live.com, security SSL.
    Sending mail: SMTP server SMTP.live.com, security (no SSL), Authentication: username & password required (re-enter username & password).
    Set synch for no more frequently than every 15 minutes. YOU WILL GET AN ERROR IF YOU TRY TO SYNCH MORE THAN ONCE EVERY 15 MINUTES; This is a Hotmail 'feature'. Ignore it and it will work in a few minutes.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DELETED ALL OF MY INBOX"

    April 1, 2012  |   By CarolineBogart

    Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop 7.1.4

    Pros

    Great interface but if your mail is DELETED who cares?

    Cons

    SYNC DELETES YOUR INBOX. Bastids!

    Summary

    I lost my entire inbox upon sync. All of my current mail is gone. I HATE THIS THING.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Greatest email program for Mac Computers"

    December 14, 2011  |   By sharwy

    Version: Yahoo Zimbra Desktop 7.1.2

    Pros

    I love the style, easy to change colors, fonts, styles. Easy to use. Works well with Mac Computers or Windows computers (PC's).

    Cons

    no stationary for the program yet.

    Summary

    I like the program it is sometimes difficult to find a program that works well on an Apple, yet this one does it and it does it well.
    My hats off to a program that works right the first time and keeps working right.

    Updated on Jan 8, 2012

    I like the program, easy to use, simple, no bells and whistles just works well. I think it is one of the best on the market for simple set up and use.

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