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    Great stuff. But ...

    -- FirstClass - http://www.centrinity.com
    -- Contact Office - http://www.contactoffice.com
    -- HyperOffice - http://www.hyperoffice.com
    -- Web Office - http://www.weboffice.com

    These are all good offerings and have features that workplaces need. I am particularly impressed with FirstClass that has been under development for years and now, under OpenText ownership is a very powerful groupware suite.

    But I really like your implementations so far and would like to see how to move forward starting with your open source model. Congratulations on that approach! It's worked well for Mambo (or Joomla, whichever).

    ??? Will you have document sharing any time soon? Organizations need that. You would want to have permission-based access, so different users would have access to different folders.

    ??? On a simpler note, do you have easy ways of including links and graphics/photos in the body of messages? Having buttons in your HTML format tool bar would be the way to do it (just as you have for this forum).
    I tried to hand-tag an HREF into a message, but it didn’t convert to a link. I tried to cut-paste a graphic into a message, but it wouldn’t work.

    ??? Will you include embedding of rich media (especially Flash) into messages so that, for example, even company briefings or customer presentations, etc., could be conveyed in a message?

    (I presume for efficiency, you would want a central database where not just the docs, but the graphics and multimedia reside, so you don't populate individual filespaces with them.)

    Thanks!

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    None of these seem to be open source so a little bit like apples to oranges. Zimbra is planing some rich document storage, editing with fulling sharing and ACLS. The Zimbra store is single instance so only one copy is stored centrally per server. It has the ability to embed images, spread sheets, tables, etc. All of this will be available soon in a preview dev build.
    Looking for new beta users -> Co-Founder of Acompli. Previously worked at Zimbra (and Yahoo! & VMware) since 2005.

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    It does look like you guys are doing some smart development. Having looked a long time at groupware since the very first implementations of Lotus NOTES, I can say that it's important to have a place to share documents. This is not strictly messaging and calendaring, which is Zimbla's initial focus, but from the enduser viewpoint (and this is what tells in the end) the feature sets in the systems above are indicative of what the market needs/wants. If you "expand your perimeter" a little, you will be delivering real bang for the buck. I agree that your open source approach is a real mark in your favor.
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    Just to be sure I understand:

    If I sent an email with an attachment to 50 users on the system, there would only be one copy of the attached file on the server? That makes good sense, and seems to be what you're saying.

    I am interested because I'm trying to think how to use your current feature set as a de facto document sharing system. On top of that, it would then be great if your search capability allowed searching the contents of attached files. Can it do that now?

    Thanks.

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    Yes. Only a single copy will be stored. If you have more than one Zimbra mailbox store in a multi-host install it will be one copy per server.

    We already index over 200 document types today in the Network Edition. So attachments, messages, etc are all searchable.
    Looking for new beta users -> Co-Founder of Acompli. Previously worked at Zimbra (and Yahoo! & VMware) since 2005.

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    ??? Will you include embedding of rich media (especially Flash) into messages so that, for example, even company briefings or customer presentations, etc., could be conveyed in a message?

    I'm looking to see if Zimbra support Rich Text, send/receive . Apparently it's not yet. I wonder if you have plan to work on it. Thanks.

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