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    I've got quite a few Mac users in my shop here. We're looking at purchasing the Network pro edition, but it seems there are still quite a few hangups with Safari. Some folks never make it past the login page, some folks get the spinning beachball when they try to scroll down the inbox.. It works perfectly fine for me however (both firefox and safari). There really dosen't seem to be any rhyme or reason to who's Safari works or doesn't work. I know the easy answer is 'use firefox', but it's a little harder to justify purchasing Zimbra to management when that kludge is involved. What's the official status of Safari support, in v.4 and with the next release?

    Thanks!

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    What OS ver are the clients running that:

    1. Does work.
    2. Doesn't work.

    Any commonalities?

    What platform are they running it on?

    1. G4
    2. G3
    3. Intel

    What Safari Version(s) are they running that:

    1. Does work.
    2. Doesn't work.


    Have you tried clearing the cache and setting Safari settings to default?

    To be fair though, Safari doesn't work for a lot of things/sites so, may be better to suggest you use Firefox throughout your organization for everything else as well. That's what we do. Helpdesk only supports Firefox and not Safari or IE for browsing on both Winblows and Mac.

    Anyway, Just to get started..... ;-)

    Scotty

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    I wish I could say there was a commonality, but so far there isn't. I've got a PPC iMac 10.4.8, Safari 2.0.4 that works like a champ at home. At work, I've got the same exact setup, only on a G4 tower as opposed to iMac. That one locks up on the 'Loading...' screen after I type my passwd. I get the spinning beachball, then Safari crashes and generates a crash report. I tried the 'clear cache' and 'reset safari' options, no go. Others in the building get certain messages in their inbox that cause the beachball-crash behavior when they click on them.
    I haven't ruled out simply requiring firefox for this, but it's just nice to be able to accomodate grouchy faculty

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    I just tried on my Macbook ( Intel ) via Safari 2.0.4 ( 419.3 ) on MACOS 10.4.8 and works OK for me, just for software version comparison only.

    Are the users that are not working, local and on the same LAN or remote?
    If remote, are they coming in via Corporate VPN or just natively like any other public webpage?
    Can you check the Safari prefs and compare between one that works and one that doesn't to see if something there, maybe in security?
    Zimbra server 100Mb ( minimum ) nic and set for auto duplex at switch?

    Scotty

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    We are reviewing Zimbra as a possible replacement for our existing mail service. We are an 85% Mac installed-base.

    Will Zimbra work as well on the Safari browser as it does in Firefox? Saying it's no big deal to tell our folks to use Firefox and not Safari is not the answer I want to hear.

    So, what's up with Safari and Zimbra?

    gersh

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    Haven't tried Safari for months.

    But the error message (I just translated it) of version 4.5 says Zimbra is compatible with "Safari 1.3+ (BETA)" (quoting the error message).

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    HI Gersh,
    The funny thing is Before I read line 2, I thought exactly what you didn't want to hear

    Our development team is working hard to get safari working.

    Please take a look here:
    http://bugzilla.zimbra.com/buglist.c...op&value0-0-0=
    For all of the safari related issues.

    Thanks
    john

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klug View Post
    Haven't tried Safari for months.

    But the error message (I just translated it) of version 4.5 says Zimbra is compatible with "Safari 1.3+ (BETA)" (quoting the error message).
    Hi Klug
    Which version of safari are you using.
    I'm using
    zcs 4.5.1
    Safari 2.0.4 (419.3)
    Mac OS X 10.4.8

    and it appears to work. There are three gotchas:
    1) No HTML Editing support
    2) No Zimlets
    3) Known issues with documents

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabetenor View Post
    Which version of safari are you using.
    None 8)
    My wife is using Firefox on an Intel Imac.

    I did some _very_ quick tests with the latest Safari (same as yours) and it seems to work correctly (Zimbra NE 4.5.1) for all the standard/basic features : read/write mail, calendar stuff, etc.

    I did not try Zimlets nor Documents (and we're using text mails only).

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    Just as an FYI, we do officially support Safari (currently v2.0.4 for OSX v10.4.8). But as John pointed out, there are some major features not supported due to limitations w/ the browser (i.e. Zimlets, HTML compose, etc).

    We are expecting v3 (which should be released w/ Leopard) to solve most of these issues.

    As John also pointed out, a bugzilla search for Safari is the best way to keep track of open issues.

    And as always, if you dont see your issue in the list, feel free to open a new one and we'll do our best to fix it
    Bugzilla - Wiki - Downloads - Before posting... Search!

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