NEW Zimbra 8.8.12 (aka Isaac Newton) is HERE!

Hello Zimbra Friends, Customers & Partners,

Zimbra Collaboration 8.8.12 (aka “Isaac Newton“) is HERE … keep reading for 8.8.12 highlights. For detailed information on the 8.8.12 release, please visit the release notes.

8.8.12 Highlights

  • Hierarchical Address Book (HAB): This enhancement of the Global Address List (GAL) is now in the Zimbra Web Client. Users can view, navigate and select contacts from the HAB, and they can see the organizational structure. Check it out … it’s a cool new feature requested by many users.
  • ZCO now supports the Zimbra Dumpster feature: ZCO users can now recover permanently deleted messages or contacts back to the Trash folder.
  • Zimbra Drive: It’s now GA! Users can share entire folders, and it provides integration with many Amazon-S3-compatible storage solutions.
    Reminder: Legacy Zimbra Drive is based on a Nextcloud / ownCloud integration, and that integration is now named “Open Drive,” and is compatible with:

    • Nextcloud versions 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 only (See Nextcloud store for latest.)
    • ownCloud versions 9.0, 9.1, and 10 only
  • Zimbra Talk: Now includes instant meeting, so you can include external contacts in collaboration sessions.
  • Zimbra Docs: We upgraded Zimbra Docs with a fresh look (improved toolbar colors and layout and easier shape editing) and improved interoperability.

NOTE: Beta features should not be installed and are not supported on production systems. Beta modules have been provided for evaluation in lab environments only.


We hope you are as excited about this new release as we are! And, as always, please reach out to us any time, or if you spot an issue, please open a support ticket.

Thank you,
Your Zimbra Team

8 Responses to NEW Zimbra 8.8.12 (aka Isaac Newton) is HERE!

  1. Thomas April 4, 2019 at 10:46 AM #

    Admins with users connecting with IMAP should not yet update to 8.8.12. There’s a bug that prevents IMAP clients from syncing and displaying folders that contain non English characters like German umlauts (ä, ö, ü).

    • Gayle Billat April 17, 2019 at 7:06 PM #

      Hi Thomas – I believe this was corrected with the latest patch. Thanks.

  2. JCruz April 12, 2019 at 3:22 PM #

    Is there any known problem related to install Zimbra 8.8.12 on RHEL7.6?

    Many users got “/opt/zimbra/common/lib/jvm/java/bin/java: No such file or directory” when reinstalled Zimbra 8.8.12

    • Gayle Billat April 17, 2019 at 7:02 PM #

      Hello Josue – please check in for any known problems. That’s the best place to check and/or ask questions. Many thanks.

  3. John Sheehan May 21, 2019 at 9:40 PM #

    Does the new Zimbra Drive have the ability to share files with external users? Probably one of the biggest things I need to solve going from Zimbra 8.6 to 8.8.12 is large file limitations over email.

    • Gayle Billat June 17, 2019 at 11:39 PM #

      Hi John – Zimbra Drive does not yet support sharing files with external users, but it’s coming soon. Thanks

  4. Kevin Hernandez July 3, 2019 at 6:52 PM #

    Do we have an ETA on when the next LTS (Joule) will be released?

    • Gayle Billat July 11, 2019 at 5:35 PM #

      Hello – Joule will be live during July. Thanks!

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