I have just started using Zimbra Desktop on two computers. Both access the same IMAP account. I would like to understand the synchronization process better, especially given the following observations.
For starters, the account is quite large: about 1,7GB of data appear as the size of all folders in the Zimbra installation that I did first. Maybe this is causing some of what I think are oddities.
This morning, I read about 30 messages on PC 1. I had them sorted into conversations, deleted some, moved others to different folders, and so forth. Repeated send-receive-actions were undertaken. What puzzles me: now I'm on PC 2, and all messages appear again - even the deleted ones and the ones I moved to other folders -, and they are marked unread. Note that when I fire up Thunderbird on the same machine, it shows what I would expect: what I deleted is deleted, and moved messages are where they should be. How can it be that the Zimbra installation on PC 2 shows me a non-existent situation? (Or: where in the virtual world does that situation exist?)
This leads me to a general question: are deletions etc. synchronized with send/receive actions, or is their synchronization done separately? If so, is there a way to actively initiate synchronization?
The second main puzzling issue is the number of messages shown. I installed Zimbra on PC 1 Sunday evening, and kept it open for synchronization pretty much every day the entire day. But there are still messages missing from some folders that do exist on the server - the most drastic example is one folder with several hundred messages, and Zimbra shows only two from yesterday.
Finally, Zimbra does not properly recognize the Sent, Drafts and Trash folder on the IMAP account and instead uses its own folders with the same name that exist locally. Especially as far as Sent is concerned, this is really a pain. I remember having read somewhere that this is a bug, but I'd appreciate a workaround if there is one.
I'd appreciate any information that might help me understand all of this better.
This is zdesktop 0.92, build 1433, linux i686, running on an Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex install, by the way.