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.
Yahoo! Mail Account. You can set up Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Mail Plus, Ymail, or Rocketmail accounts. Your email messages, email folders and address book are available from Zimbra Desktop. Your calendar events are not available from Zimbra Desktop.
Gmail. Your Gmail account must be set up to allow IMAP access. When you select Gmail, you may need to log into your Gmail account first to enable IMAP. Your email messages are available from Zimbra Desktop.
Microsoft Live Account. Your Windows Live Hotmail account and other free accounts that support Outlook Express can be set up. Your email messages, email folders and address book are available from Zimbra Desktop. Your calendar events are not available
AOL Mail. Your AOL email messages are available from Zimbra Desktop. Your contacts list and calendar are not available.
Before you begin, make sure you are connected to the Internet.
Open Zimbra Desktop and in the right top corner, click Account Setup.
If you already have accounts set up, click Add a New Account.
Select the account to set up. The account setup page displays. Enter the following information.
Account Name. This is the name that displays as the account name in Zimbra Desktop. If you are setting up multiple accounts, be sure to create a name you can easily recognize to identify each account. For example, for your Yahoo! account, you could use Yahoo.
Your full name. Enter your name. This is not required.
Email Address. Enter your email address for this account.
Password. Enter the password that you enter to log into your account.
In Synchronization Settings, select how often Zimbra Desktop should get data from your account. The default is to synchronize every 15 minutes.
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.
Select which folders to synchronize from your mailbox
Email Messages in al folders or only in your Inbox
Calendar to synchronize all calendars (not available for Live Hotmail and AOL)
Contacts to synchronize all contacts and groups (not available for AOL)
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.
Click Launch Zimbra Desktop to open Zimbra Desktop. You can work in Zimbra Desktop as your account is being synchronized.