Many of us have several different e-mail accounts. In this User’s PowerTip, we’ll discuss how to use Zimbra to aggregate mail from other servers. This way, you only have to open one e-mail account to see all of your mail.
User’s PowerTip #4: July 10, 2007
The Zimbra Web Client as well as the upcoming Zimbra Desktop release, have the ability to connect to another e-mail server to retreive your e-mail. This way, you can view all of your e-mail using only one account.
Zimbra uses POP access to access external e-mail accounts. Many e-mail providers support POP access, and you will need to check with your service provider to verify your configuration.
To access this feature, login to the Zimbra Web Client, and click on Options.
||Once in the Options section, you will see several tabs. Click on the one
labeled, "POP Accounts"
||To add an account, click "Add" at the bottom left.|
|Account name– Give your other mail account a name such
as "Home" or "Other work"
|Place messages in folder– Where do you want Zimbra to
place your messages? Most people place them into another folder other than
Inbox. You can change this by clicking on "Inbox".
|When downloading messages– When Zimbra downloads the
messages from the remote server, it can remove them for you. If you wish
for them to stay there, leave this option alone.
|Incoming mail server– Where is Zimbra going to get the
messages from? You’ll need to get this value from your system administrator.
|Username- Your other account’s username|
|Password– Your other account’s password.|
|Use SSL to connect securely– Some e-mail servers require
a Secure connection before the Zimbra server can get the messages. Check
this box if needed.
|Port– Typically 110, but you should verify that with
you system administrator.
|Create a new identity for this account– Zimbra can send
messages as if they came from the remote server. Check this box to enable
|When done, click Save at the upper left.|
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