Did You Know: The Zimbra Desktop UX

In my recent Zimbra Desktop posts, I have failed to mention the awesome Desktop user interface or user experience (UX).

Do you currently use the Zimbra Web Client? In other words, do you open a browser to access your Zimbra account? If yes, than Zimbra Desktop will be very familiar for you.

Zimbra Desktop looks and works almost exactly like the Zimbra Web Client!

You will see all of the same tabs in Desktop, with all of the same content you see in the Web Client, as shown below.

Zimbra Desktop Tabs

You can link any mail account you have (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) to Zimbra Desktop, and you will see data for them all!

Below is a snapshot of my Mail tab. You can see both of my accounts in the overview pane.

Zimbra Desktop Mail Tab

When you click Preferences, you will be able to change preferences for any account.

Zimbra Desktop Preferences

The main differences to be aware of are in the upper right corner.

Zimbra Desktop UX

– The Online icon shows when you are connected to the internet. If you are not connected, it will say Offline.
– The Help menu offers the same choices you know from Zimbra Web Client.
– The Setup link opens the Setup screen, where you can manage the mail accounts already linked to Zimbra Desktop and add new mail accounts, as shown below.

Zimbra Desktop Setup

I hope you are enjoying this series on Zimbra Desktop. If you have questions about how to use it, please post them in the comments below. Thanks!

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6 Responses to Did You Know: The Zimbra Desktop UX

  1. JsoftJ June 11, 2016 at 3:02 PM #

    Wow…amazing application, really do it all for you, specially if you’re running several email address in the same time, ten times better than outlook.
    Regarding the price, if you’re running a business..it’s very affordable.
    Thanks guys.

  2. m7d1 June 28, 2016 at 1:37 AM #

    We did not see a new version of Zimbra desktop since one year, i am wondering if its alive product.

    • Gayle Billat June 28, 2016 at 4:27 PM #

      Hi – The Zimbra Desktop is very alive! Please click here to download the 7.2.7 release.

  3. Tony Gray June 29, 2016 at 3:10 PM #

    7.2.7 is over a year old, and feature for feature is not as 1 for 1 with the Zimbra web interface as it used to be – especially when it comes to configuring preferences / filters / etc…. Is there a public roadmap of if/when it will ever get updated(?)

    • Jack July 22, 2016 at 2:00 AM #

      Yes, there needs to be much more communication about what was referenced over 3 years ago as ZD V8.

  4. Dan September 14, 2016 at 4:35 PM #

    I have desktop 7.2.8 and can not import my contacts, because there is no import button