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    Default PST's and Exchange

    Hi All,

    Im a sys admin for a medium sized company (around 60 staff). Currently we
    are running kerio as our mailserver with local pst's. Our staff do move between the 2 offices we have quite often, and also roam quite a bit. Basically im itching to move to a collaboration server such as Zimbra\exchange to ease the pain with having local PST's. Moving PST's constantly, users reaching the 2.0 GB limit etc etc. Exchange SP2 will now allow up to 70GB of stores.., thus for our sized company, allowing up to 1.2GB for each user with Standard Edition, instead of having to purchase Enterprise Edition. This..yes, is a great bonus. Still, If Zimbra can offer a similar feature rich, stable solution inc some support for $30 per mailbox - plus (very hopefully) a tool for migrating PST's gracefully, then im 101% sure..that the solution and costings, will FAR outweigh exchange. I can see thousands of sysadmin's who have very limited budget's, yet want to provide their staff with an exchange like solution..smiling already.

    And you will be suprised at actually how many medium sized business on the "brink" of needing an exchange like solution there are, that have a limited budget, yet want to move forward. This product will hopefully fill that void.

    Great work guys...keep me updated on a PST migration tool, and final - (non beta?) release.

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    Longer term our goal will be to include single and bulk PST mirgation from the migration tool. Today the migration tool only supports Exchange. We've had some limited success importing PST's with Outlook. Basically open the PST and add Outlook as an IMAP account. Then you can drag the folders/mail over. Contacts can be exported/imported with csv files. So this isn't a perfect situation but those who really want to get off PST files and on to Zimbra can take this route.

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    I have used this method. It is not pretty but it works. The contact import is a easy via the csv.

    The one thing I did notice was that when I added my Zimbra account to my outlook as an IMAP account, the Zimbra "Sent Items" folder was not listed so I could not do a direct move from my PST Sent Items to the Zimbra Sent Items. I had to first create a subfolder below the "Inbox" in the IMAP folder list and then move my PST sent items into that. I then had to log back into my Zimbra User Console and move the messages from the subfolder to the "Sent" folder.

    Like I said. It wasn't pretty but it worked.

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    Default Zimbra's "Sent" folder in Outlook

    Quote Originally Posted by tbullock
    I have used this method. It is not pretty but it works. The contact import is a easy via the csv.

    The one thing I did notice was that when I added my Zimbra account to my outlook as an IMAP account, the Zimbra "Sent Items" folder was not listed so I could not do a direct move from my PST Sent Items to the Zimbra Sent Items. I had to first create a subfolder below the "Inbox" in the IMAP folder list and then move my PST sent items into that. I then had to log back into my Zimbra User Console and move the messages from the subfolder to the "Sent" folder.

    Like I said. It wasn't pretty but it worked.
    If, in Outlook, you do a right-click on the Zimbra server in the folder list, click on "IMAP Folders", and then query the folders, you should see all of the Zimbra folders including "Sent"; then, click on "Sent" and subscribe to it and you should be able to see it in Outlook.

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