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    Default Zimbra Desktop phone Home?

    java.com.install4j.runtime.Launcher accesses over again to the internet, also if Zimbra Desktop App is not running! (Mac OS X 10.5.2)

    For what and what is he?

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    Welcome to the forums.

    Zimbra Desktop is a mail client that checks a remote server for new mail, would that be the clue?
    Last edited by phoenix; 03-22-2008 at 07:08 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    Welcome to the forums.

    Zimbra Desktop is a mail client that checks a remote server for new mail, would that be the clue?
    That could it be.
    I would it not, if the application is not running!
    Can this switched off?

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    I've noticed this, too. Even when I close ZD the zdesktop.exe process remains in memory and continue to access "something" on the internet. zdesktop.exe can be killed via task manager...

    Edit: removed mention of a process that was not related to ZD.
    Last edited by rajahd; 03-22-2008 at 08:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajahd View Post
    I've noticed this, too. Even when I close ZD the zdesktop.exe process remains in memory and continue to access "something" on the internet. zdesktop.exe can be killed via task manager....
    The 'something' you mention is the background process checking for new mail on the servers you specified.

    BTW, the process sends no information anywhere apart from the servers it checks. It's a fully open source package and you can check the source code for your own peace of mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    The 'something' you mention is the background process checking for new mail on the servers you specified.

    BTW, the process sends no information anywhere apart from the servers it checks. It's a fully open source package and you can check the source code for your own peace of mind.
    Many thanks for your answers.

    No, i can't check because i have not the knowledge.
    I find, if i quit the application, nothing more has to run!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    The 'something' you mention is the background process checking for new mail on the servers you specified.

    BTW, the process sends no information anywhere apart from the servers it checks. It's a fully open source package and you can check the source code for your own peace of mind.
    I wasn't worried about it sending information somewhere unwanted. Just was curious why closing the application didn't halt the internet activity. I see now that there is a ZD service which I hadn't taken note of before. Maybe there should be a tray icon for the service to allow for starting and stopping it?

    Edit: Another note - zdesktop.exe is really the service while prism.exe is the UI (when it's running)? This is kind of confusing since when you try to find out what prism.exe is the first thing that comes up is related to Cox High Speed Internet Software It wasn't until I did a search for the file and found it in the zimbra folder tree that I put 2 and 2 together
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    Quote Originally Posted by rajahd View Post
    I wasn't worried about it sending information somewhere unwanted.
    My comments were just for clarification in the thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by rajahd View Post
    Maybe there should be a tray icon for the service to allow for starting and stopping it?
    That sounds like a good idea to me, perhaps you'd like to file an RFE in bugzilla for that feature?
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    zdesktop architecture is very different from a typically mail client. The GUI window you see is not the application itself. The actual app is a background service process that is responsible for maintaining mailboxes and synchronize data with remote servers.

    This is something we debate often internally. So far the consensus is we should hide the complexity of the background service from users. That way users have one less thing to think about. But for power users I do agree that it will be nice to provide a way to control the background service.

    Before we implement any such control, power users can at least start/stop the background service manually. Please see Zimbra Desktop wiki to find out how.

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