8 on 8

Oh my glob, yes! Zimbra 8 has gone GA. Zimbra 8 furthers VMware’s commitment to email and collaboration in the post-PC era. By providing a rich desktop experience right within your web browser, users will be able to email and collaborate from any device at any time. With new IT cloud management, unified communication, simplified personal cloud email, address book and calendaring, Zimbra 8 is poised to redefine what email and collaboration is all about.

Here are the top 8 reasons why Zimbra 8 will change your life for the better… Or if you just can’t wait any longer, click here to get your hands on Zimbra 8 to see for yourself.


  1. Simplified Communications

With Zimbra 8 you will be able to access all of your Unified Communications directly out of the Zimbra interface. With out of the box integrations to Cisco and Mitel, as well as open source architecture to build custom UC integrations, you will now be able to click to chat, listen to voicemails, forward voicemails, call users back, and much much more, all directly out of Zimbra 8.

  1. Simplified IT Management

With 30+ new capabilities around policy management, Zimbra 8 has put more power and control in the hands of IT, cutting time and cost for IT organizations for any company. Whether you want to manage sync policies or wipe a remote device, it can all be done effortlessly from an IT standpoint within Zimbra.

  1. Expanded Search

For all of the multi taskers out there Zimbra 8 now offers users a separate search tab. Not only will you be able to do simple search within this tab, you will also be able to quickly filter search results in order to find the content you need faster. Whether you want to find a piece of mail with a specific type of attachments, or a piece of mail within a specific time frame, you now have the power to do so.

  1. Natural Style Conversation View

With the new natural style conversation view, users can now intuitively track and respond to messages with less clicks and less headaches. You no longer have to click into multiple emails in order to get caught up with a conversation, the conversation is now sitting there waiting for your input.

  1. Activity Streams

Are all of your mailing lists burying important emails? Well now with activity streams on Zimbra 8 you will be able to filter those out of your inbox and into a stream. Creating an automated hierarchy of importance for your inbound mail, cleaning up your inbox and turning it into a place zen.

  1. Drag and Drop Features

Whether you want to create a new meeting or add an image to your next email, it’s as simple as dragging and dropping with Zimbra 8. Easily turn an email with a list of to dos into a calendar invite for your team in seconds, or add that important graphic into your next email to create context.

  1. Manage Your Own Distribution Lists

Now as a user you have the power to create, subscribe to, and manage email distribution lists. This allows you to quickly organize employees for a project, or in a particular department, into lists allowing for scalable collaboration within your company. This feature can be turned on or off depending on IT policy.

  1. Improved Calendaring

Manage multiple calendars directly out of Zimbra. Now you can bring your Google or Yahoo accounts directly into Zimbra with no help from IT, all it takes is a username and password. And with the new multi calendar view, you can easily juggle multiple calendars with no confusion at all.


There you have it, the top 8 reasons why Zimbra 8 will change your life for the better. Now it’s your turn to play around with Zimbra 8 and let us know what you think.

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13 Responses to 8 on 8

  1. Bruce Wolfe September 21, 2012 at 7:24 PM #

    With the new search function in ZCS 8, it creates a completely new paradigm of workflow.
    We lose the complete function of quickly and easily drag-n-drop resulting messages to folders. It’s kind of a primary function of maintaining good taxonomy and organization of messages plus bulk filing on the fly.

    The designers/decisionmakers of this wanted the search functions to be more featured but it has completely the opposite effect on productivity. Having to use the drop-down chooser really slows down productivity plus is a complete departure of a regular and familiar work flow of Zimbra users over three versions.

    This was a very bad executive decision on your part. Please return this function. It has caused a serious rift in my organization as to the integrity of the Zimbra company in making these command decisions without any notice so that an entire enterprise can transition. For us, it’s a showstopper.

    Please vote for this Return From Enhancement (RFE) at
    Bug 69043 – provide an option for search results to not be in separate tab

  2. ihzateak September 24, 2012 at 1:22 AM #

    zimbra greatly simplify everything .. I hope adept it Sciene

  3. Karl Jackson September 24, 2012 at 7:22 PM #

    I believe Zimbra can increase everyone’s time savings by up to 70%. This is definitely an amazing service.

  4. Annabel September 25, 2012 at 7:41 AM #

    I am loving Zimra 8 – everything is so easy and intuitive. I especially love the drag and drop feature and the very useful management of Google and Yahoo accounts in Zimbra.

  5. Trein September 26, 2012 at 8:38 AM #

    @Karl Jackson, Yes Zimbra can save a lot of time, but you got to invest some time in it.

  6. League of legends news September 28, 2012 at 8:38 AM #

    This is such an amazing thing zimbra is so helpful.

  7. Muhammad Gambo Usman September 29, 2012 at 1:33 PM #

    I am still trying to go through Zimra 8 features and hope all that was said about it will be a reality.

  8. custom id card October 2, 2012 at 7:50 AM #

    Zimbra still lacks Blackberry support but now when blackbbery takes part in the night of the living dead it doesn’t seem to matter. Keep up great job and good luck!

  9. Micah October 4, 2012 at 12:47 AM #

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  10. Sentimancho October 4, 2012 at 7:16 AM #

    This is definitely an amazing service. I think Zimbra can help to save up to 70%.

  11. schimmel November 6, 2012 at 6:49 AM #

    a drop of wermuth is:
    ldap integration for posix and samba accounts may be out of commission

    Can we await developments?

  12. ihzateak November 15, 2012 at 7:51 PM #

    its okay….

  13. qube July 31, 2013 at 4:03 AM #

    Some fancy new features, and major regressions under the hood. Posix and samba have been killed with no mercy.
    Masses of users have been told “this was never supported”, which leads me to anxiety about blind management choices of zimbra inc.
    They can can cut off thousands of users with a flick on switch, for whatever reason. I hope a fork will emerge to adress those hazards. Libreoffice came out after openoffice has been choked by oracle business decisions. I hope we follow the same path and fork zimbra.

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