Zimbra supports shared calendars, documents, and address books. . .but there was one thing missing: Shared Mail Folders. With 116 votes, this enhancement is number 9396 (but really started with bug 6561), and has been around since ZCS 3.0. This has been one of the most requested features to ever hit our bugzilla.
Shared folders was a difficult one for us. There were a lot of server-side things that had to change. For example, this one feature depended on bugs 6082, 7527, 13101, 15634, 15637, 15773, and 7083. This means we had to resolve all of those issues/features before we could roll out Shared Folders.
Well it’s just about finished, and now we’d like to give you a quick tour of Shared Folders in Zimbra 5.0 (click on the images for large size).
|It all starts with this. A folder that I need to share with someone. In the folder, I have an RSS Feed. If you haven’t tried Zimbra’s RSS Feed reader, you should.|
|A right click on the folder brings up a contextual menu. We click "Share Folder".|
|Once we choose "Share Folder", we are presented with the Share folder dialog. We can then use our autocomplete to share it with someone else. In this case, I’m sharing to Kevin Henrikson.|
|The user receives a notification that the Folder has been shared, and once accepted, it appears in the list of folders.|
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