Power Tip Tuesday – Change Your Zimbra Preferences

Ever wanted to change or customize your Zimbra email display or calendar?  Maybe you want to …

  • Read emails below the inbox instead of on the right
  • Display your calendar in a month view instead of a work week view
  • Change the language of your display
  • Change your timezone

In Zimbra, it’s easy to change many preferences to fit your work style and needs.

This blog will highlight some of the most commonly changed Preferences. If you prefer, here is a  demonstration.

To change your preferences:

  1. Click the Preferences tab. Your Preferences are listed in the overview pane.
  2. Click General. On the General page, you can change:
  • Appearance, such as the theme (colors of your Zimbra interface), font, etc.
  • Time zone and language displayed
  • Search folders included in your searches

On the Mail page are options to customize how Zimbra displays messages and how Zimbra responds to received messages, such as:

  • Specify an action to occur when you receive a message (flash the browser title, show a pop up notification, etc.)
  • Forward a copy of the message to another address (helpful if someone else manages your calendar invitations and/or inbox)
  • Send a notification message to another address (helpful if you do not check your Zimbra mailbox often)

Other Preferences pages include:

  • Accounts: Link your other email accounts to Zimbra, so you can see all of your email in your Zimbra Inbox
  • Filters: Set up mail rules or filters
  • Out of Office: Set up your vacation or out of office messages
  • Signatures: Create as many signatures as you need
  • Calendar: Specify your own calendar settings, such as view, working hours, etc.
  • Sharing: Create and manage your shared Zimbra items
  • Shortcuts: View or print the keyboard shortcuts available in Zimbra

Here is the demo link again.

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Thanks for reading & see you next week,

Your Zimbra Friends & Colleagues

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2 Responses to Power Tip Tuesday – Change Your Zimbra Preferences

  1. Ellen Vandb August 1, 2019 at 10:50 AM #

    In all themes it is difficult to notice the difference in color between hyperlinks and common text. Can you change the color of direct links in your email?

    • Gayle Billat August 1, 2019 at 8:45 PM #

      Hi Ellen – we do not have a preference available to change the color of links in email. You can use the formatting features to make links underlined or a different color. Thanks for the question.

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