Bummer. We're in the midst of evaluating four Outlook-compatible email servers that will run on Linux, and we've enjoyed a quick look at Zimbra.
It's really too bad I will have to drop Zimbra from our short list because it does not support Outlook 2000. Had I read the documentation more carefully (or thought to look for this thread) I suppose we would not have bothered to stage it for evaluation. Zimbra's orientation toward Outlook 2000 support really takes me by surprise, though - if a shop cared enough to spend the money to deploy Outlook 2003, why would they not simply back it up on the server side with Exchange?
I think the AJAX client is great, but I guess nobody at Zimbra has tried putting that in front of a regular old business CEO and proposing that he uninstall his Outlook client. Mine would laugh himself silly at the idea.
So close! Oh, well. At least there are others to try. I would like to offer the feedback, though, that there are customers out there for Zimbra if it chooses to support Outlook 2000. We really might have been one of them.