Setting up Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL, and  Live Hotmail Accounts

Before you can use Zimbra Desktop, you must first enter settings for your existing accounts.  The first time you open Zimbra Desktop you are asked to set up an account.  You can set up additional accounts at any time.

To set up your account

Before you begin, make sure you are connected to the Internet.

  1. Open Zimbra Desktop and in the right top corner, click Account Setup.

 If you already have accounts set up, click Add a New Account.

  1. Select the account to set up. The account setup page displays. Enter the following information.

If you select manually, you must click Send/Receive on the toolbar to synchronize your account with the Zimbra server.

If you select a time that is too short, such as 1 minute, your computer's performance could be impacted.

You can change this setting any time by clicking Account Setup; selecting the Account and then modify the setting.

  1. When you are finished, click Test & Save.

Zimbra Desktop validates your account information. If your account is successfully validated, you se the Service Created dialog. If your account is not successfully validated, you are returned to the Account Setup dialog so that you can review and correct the details.

Your account begins to synchronize with Zimbra Desktop.

  1. Click Launch Zimbra Desktop to open Zimbra Desktop. You can work in Zimbra Desktop as your account is being synchronized.