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Zimbra: Alternative to Microsoft Outlook [Best Option]



Zimbra : Alternative to Microsoft Outlook

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Zimbra is one of the best solution I found on the internet.No doubt Microsoft Outlook stands in the market from centuries and its used as one of essential software in office environment. I feel Outlook best when some body in my office from IT department configure it for me and I just use it for sending and receiving my emails.

But when it comes to configure it to my home PC I feel it a way too much work, as to find how to do it from Youtube  and then give it a luck to myself. Having this problem in my head I searched for something which can configure my emails addresses [Yahoo,Gmail, Hotmail] easily without any extra hassle to learn first and do it, and obviously it waste time as well.

Zimbra is one of the best solution I found on the internet.Best thing is this software is available for all Platform including [Windows,Mac, Linux]. Site claimed following features as best options I found for hassle free email collaboration.

Key features

  • Email, contacts, calendar, and documents all in one application
  • Syncs Zimbra, Yahoo! Mail and Gmail email, contacts and calendars
  • Read email from any POP or IMAP email account including AOL, Hotmail or business email
  • Works on Windows, Mac, or Linux desktop computers
  • No limit to the size of your email storage
  • It works online and offline
  • Available in 20 languages

Feature details


  • Easily compose, edit, delete, reply, or make drafts
  • “Drag and Drop” messages into new folders or the Trash
  • Supports plain text and html message formatting
  • Add email signatures for each account and automatically reply with the correct “from” address
  • Compose email even when you are not online-messages you send are saved in the “Outbox” and are sent when you connect again
  • Supports any POP or IMAP email plus Zimbra, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL and Hotmail

Conversation Views, Tags, and Search

  • Collapse email threads into a single Conversation View to simplify your inbox
  • Tag messages as important from people you care about
  • Quickly search your mailbox for pictures, documents or text-even with attachments
  • Use Advanced Search to easily search by folder, date, person, subject or attachment
  • Save searches as Virtual Folders- for example “All email with attachments from Joe”
  • Now features built-in support for Yahoo! Inquisitor

Extra features with Zimbra Collaboration Server

  • Email, contacts, calendar, documents, tasks synchronize to the Zimbra Server
  • Access to shared data from peers (email, contacts, calendars, etc)
  • Works with both Open Source and Network Edition (ZCS 5.0+ servers)
  • Existing user preferences (folders, signatures, settings, etc) are imported
  • Access to mobile devices, the Zimbra online Web Client and much more
Have fun and enjoy surfing.
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