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    Question Zimbra as general purpose mailretriever

    Consider, being able to retrieve emails from external pop3 and imap accounts.

    Configuring external email account retrieval through the zimbra web interface would take webmailing to another level.

    Questions:

    1) Has it been considered already ?

    2) Why / Why not ?

    3) If considered.. When will it be released ?

    I must admit, I have not investigated deep enough to say if the above features are already implemented, but as I have not seen it mentioned anywhere I assume it is not a running feature so far.

    Have a nice weekend, Best regards Daniel Mersebak

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    Looking for new beta users -> Co-Founder of Acompli. Previously worked at Zimbra (and Yahoo! & VMware) since 2005.

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    Question Sorry Your link really does'nt answer my questions

    Hello Kew. Maybe it is lack of understanding, but I don't see why your "link" (Which I had already viewed before posting) should answer any of my questions.

    I am talking from a GUI users point of view. As far as I understand the guy, just do some batching from commandline, which is not what I ask for.

    I was indeed not precise in the manner of explaining my question into details.

    Regarding all my questions above, I imagined the features being controllable via GUI either as a user or and admin depending of what You have been allowed to do in the Zimbra app. Just similar to the features of Thunderbird or evolution. Put in short: Multiple mail account management.

    Are my questions valid now, or do I still miss the point of Your link ?

    Best regards, Daniel Mersebak

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    Ahh ok didn't see a request for a GUI in your first post. At this time we don't plan on adding a GUI to do this. Seems this feature is more useful for personal account and home users. Most enterprises don't want to aggregate personal mail for employees. That said Marc has provided a way to do this for people who still want this feature.
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    Thumbs up Ok - I get it but...

    I see Your point regarding company policies, but there is still dozens of good reasonto consider it:

    1) More company email addresses depending on different domains in different countries/sites. I personallly know a few who switches between more email adresse in the same country regardless of their position.

    2) The feature could be disabled/enabled such that companies can avoid mixing up with private emails.

    3) Who on earth would not love the idea of just checking mails one single place ? Imagine when it comes to checking via SyncML og Windows sync via PDA's ? One account to install ever ?

    4) Also ther ewould never be installing issues for people, since they can send emails and choose the account to use before sendning.

    Bottom line is that I only see advantages, except the point that these features might not have too much commercial interest as other requested features.

    It is still a nice app suite though, remains my #1, even without mentioned features above

    Best regards, Daniel

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    I'm not debating the importance in general but in terms of other priorities it's not near the top. I think one thing along the lines of #1 and #4 are something we'd like to do so folks can send from different addresses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinH
    Ahh ok didn't see a request for a GUI in your first post. At this time we don't plan on adding a GUI to do this. Seems this feature is more useful for personal account and home users. Most enterprises don't want to aggregate personal mail for employees. That said Marc has provided a way to do this for people who still want this feature.
    That doesn't mean anything for the service providers who are using Zimbra to provide mail services to their customers, though. There's more than one kind of enterprise.

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    What you are asking for is implemented in Hula It's not quite stable yet, but it may do what you're after.

    Either that or set up forwarding on your external accounts. Point number 1 is more about aliases rather than actual mail addresses. Select which address you'd like to send from.

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    Default Multiple Mail Accounts are MANDATORY for Enterprises

    Features such as the ability to have Multiple Mail Acconts are a necessity in todays enterprise mail servers.

    Eg: A key player is out of action for a few months. Without multiple mail accounts, sombody has to login as that person and waste time loging in and out all day or using multiple mail clients ... Messy!

    With multiple accounts, the key player's email is viewable by another person/people whilst they work on their own tasks as well - more efficient!

    You already have multiple Calendars etc... Mail is just as important.

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    Default multiple accounts

    Of course, all of this can be accomplished with an IMAP client.

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