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    Default [SOLVED] Outlook 2000

    Ok, I am finding a lot of information on the forums and internet about using a connector to hook up Outlook 2003 to the ZCS server. But my question is:

    Can I hook up outlook without a connector to just be able to send and receive emails (no advanced functions)?

    We have a small office with Outlook 2000. The users want to use their outlook program just to send and receive emails. Is this possible using IMAP? If not, is it possible using POP3?

    I'm still reading up on the issue, but if anyone can point me to a doc or wiki, it would be greatly appreciated.
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    I just use my Outlook 2000 to POP and SMPT to my Zimbra server. It works great.

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    Yeah, you can use any IMAP client, you just don't get the MAPI functionality like you would using the Outlook connector.

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    When I add the client, do I choose IMAP or POP3 for the server type? Are there special ports that need to be used (other than 143 for incomming and 25 for outgoing)? Lastly, is the username your full email address?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nox View Post
    When I add the client, do I choose IMAP or POP3 for the server type?
    That depends upon what you've enabled and want to support on your system. In my opinion running POP3 on a Zimbra server defeats the purpose of the whole collaboration server in the first place, but that's your choice.

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    Are there special ports that need to be used (other than 143 for incomming and 25 for outgoing)?
    Again, depends upon how you have configured your server. If you're not sure, you can find that info in the servers section of your admin console. If you have SSL turned on, I'd suggest using it. It will run on port 993 by default, but that can be changed through the admin console should you so desire.. Some older versions of Outlook don't handle SSL IMAP connections overly well. I think you should be fine on 2000, but some of those older ones were a bit unstable using SSL. Outgoing is the same way. By default your server will use port 25, but it can all be modified. Also, make sure to check the TLS setting on your server as well. You'll probably need to use port 25 using SSL.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nox View Post
    Lastly, is the username your full email address?
    The short answer is yes.. You can configure it to fill in the domain automatically if you use virtual hosts or if it's your default domain. The quickest, easiest answer is yes.

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    Just wanted to add a couple of things from my own experiences with trying Outlook 2000/2003 in IMAP mode with Zimbra. First, Outlook does not allow you to change the location of sent messages, and by default saves them to a local folder on your PC. This means that all your incoming email messages can be saved out on the Zimbra server and can be accessed anywhere, but the messages you send will be local to the PC. Second, when you delete a message in Outlook it simply marks the item for deletion. Depending on the view you have setup you may see these messages with a strikeout going through them. If you want to permanently delete these messages you have to manually do "Edit --> Purge Deleted Messages". This is an all or nothing deal. As far as I know, there is no way to change this behavior.

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    Thank you all for your help. I did get outlook to work after playing with the settings. Boy is it ugly. I am hoping that the users decide Outlook is a terrible program and go with the Zimbra web client. I've convinced a few, but the war is far from over.

    Who knew change could be so painful? Someone even threw a pencil at me!

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