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    Dear All

    We are presently running an inhouse server with Zimbra 6 and our users are working with Thunderbird clients. I am now checking if it would be possible to migrate to Zimbra 8 and the Zimbra Web Client instead. I have made a test install of Zimbra 8 in order to evaluate the web client and I am quite impressed. However, I have found two issues which, if they cannot be solved, are show-stoppers:

    1. No way to "redirect" a single message from one user to another. By "redirecting" I mean that user A can manually forward a message to user B without changing the "from" address so when user B "replies" to the message the reply goes to the original sender. (I am fully aware that this type of redirecting is frowned upon in some situations, but in a professional environment in-house forwarding is extremely useful and nothing to be frowned at, e.g. when a message arrives at the main mail address, from where it is redirected to the person best suited for handling it.) I have seen no such functionality in the web mail client.

    2. Switch spellchecker language on a message-by-message basis. Most of our users regularly write mails in two or more languages, e.g. English and German. They need a way to easily switch the spellchecker between these languages, but I have seen no such functionality in the web client. (I know, this problem might be overcome by using a browser client that has a built-in spellchecker with language switching capability.)

    Is my assumption correct that there is no easy way to solve any of the above issues within zimbra, or did I overlook something? Any feedback is appreciated.

    Best regards

    Kurt Sutter

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    Olten, Switzerland
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    Hello Kurt

    1. the function is there, just right click on the message and select "redirect"

    2. I did not test it but Spell check language from body | Zimbra :: Gallery could be something ...

    cheers manuel

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    Halmstad, Sweden
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    I find the built-in spellchecker in Firefox very useful. Just add additional languages and you can switch among those with a simple right-click + select. Supports spell-as-you-type.


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    New Paltz, NY
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    I echo moren's suggestion about Firefox here. We have faculty who correspond in a lot of different languages. I found using Firefox worked very well with switching languages (and once users realize you can do that, they'll probably use it elsewhere such as their personal mail, blogs/forums/etc).
    Paul Chauvet
    State University of New York at New Paltz

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