Beta Testing Open! — Zimbra 8.8

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We are proud to invite you to
Zimbra Collaboration 8.8 Beta Testing

Zimbra Collaboration 8.8 is almost here, but first, we want to hear from YOU – our Customers, Partners and Open Source community.

Download today, before anyone else. Use this special, dedicated Forum to ask or answer questions about the Zimbra Collaboration 8.8 Beta.

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We are looking for Product Feedback on:

  • UI
  • Performance
  • Installation
  • Upgrade
  • New features

A Few Rules …

  • All bugs will be reported through bugzilla with the 8.8 keyword 8_8_0_Beta_1
  • No Zimbra Support will be provided for the Zimbra Collaboration 8.8 Beta testing.
  • Network Edition testers must activate using a valid license which can be your production license.  If you have any issues with activating your server, please open a Support Ticket for assistance. (Note: Support will only help activate the license, 8.8 beta testing is not supported by the Support team)

What’s new in Zimbra Collaboration 8.8 Beta?

Zimbra 8.8 marks the beginning of a whole new era with the introduction of peer-to-peer Zimbra Chat and Zimbra Drive into all versions of Zimbra and a complete overhaul of the major business-ready components of Zimbra Network Edition.

  • New Realtime Backup with 6 restore options: No data loss during backup, and new de-duplication technology results in up to 50% saving on storage space for backups.
  • Enhanced Mobile synchronization: Now users can sync Zimbra shared items on mobile devices.
  • New HSM and volume management options: Reduce your current Zimbra storage by up to 50% for an enormous cost savings.
  • Improved, easy-to-use Delegated Admin: Create a delegated admin in minutes, and enjoy increased reporting functionality and more CLI commands.
  • Zimbra Drive: Improves file sync and share with the addition of an ownCloud/nextCloud server.
  • Zimbra Chat: Peer-to-peer chat, buddy management and presence built-into Zimbra.
  • Reconfigured IMAP service: Improves email reliability and SLAs by deploying IMAP as a separate service.
  • Expanded SIEVE RFC compliance: Provides email admins with more powerful email filtering.
  • New Ephemeral Data Store: Increases read-write performance and server reliability by storing data store as ephemeral data in SSDB.

Please DO NOT UPGRADE your Production Environments! This Beta release is for Testing Purposes only. Zimbra will NOT provide Technical Support for those who upgrade a live Zimbra Infrastructure.

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12 Responses to Beta Testing Open! — Zimbra 8.8

  1. Ajcody June 22, 2017 at 9:12 PM #

    Forum section for 8.8 Beta appear to be locked down.

  2. Johnny June 30, 2017 at 5:01 PM #

    Feedback on UI but UI is not available in the beta build?

  3. Aurelian Moraru July 3, 2017 at 5:38 PM #

    I am trying for three days to get into my email account, w/out any success.
    The message I got from the server is posted below:

    Error Code 10060: Connection timeout
    Background: The gateway could not receive a timely response from the website you are trying to access. This might indicate that the network is congested, or that the website is experiencing technical difficulties.
    Date: 7/3/2017 4:37:50 PM [GMT]
    Source: Firewall

    • Jorge de la Cruz July 5, 2017 at 11:38 AM #

      Hi Aurelian,
      Unfortunately, we don’t manage or host your platform, you should contact your email administrator.

      Best regards

  4. Igor August 11, 2017 at 8:22 AM #

    Which planed date to release?

  5. Joe August 21, 2017 at 10:02 PM #

    Sorry if this is out of context but in 8.8 did they fix forwarding from Outlook rule (Zimbra Rules)? In 8.6 if you set a rule to forward your e-mail while out of the office it doesn’t keep the local copy. Users instead have to go to the web UI to setup forwarding.

  6. diego September 20, 2017 at 3:28 AM #

    Buenas.. alguien me podria ayudar con zimbra lo instale puedo recibir email pero al intentar enviar me rebota saludos

  7. Jered October 25, 2017 at 6:55 AM #

    What’s the 8.8 test cycle look like? Also, is there a public replacement for


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