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    oskar270 is offline Junior Member
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    Talking Failed Installation on Vista

    I use Foxmail for the last 8 years and I thought its time for a change. I installed Pegasus and Thunderbird and I wanted to try out Zimbra (7.1.2.ga.b10978, WIN32) but the installation failed twice. I have an Inspiron 6400 DELL Laptop with Intel duo proc and 2GB ram and I run Vista Home Premium.

    The Installation said to look for some kind file and post it into this forum but could not find the file and eventually I un installed Zimbra.

    Any idea why the installation failed? Is Zimbra ok for personal email?

    Also not clear if its free

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by oskar270 View Post
    Any idea why the installation failed?
    Without any details it's impossible to give an answer.

    Quote Originally Posted by oskar270 View Post
    Is Zimbra ok for personal email?
    What other kind of email is there?

    Quote Originally Posted by oskar270 View Post
    Also not clear if its free
    It tells you in the second word of the first sentence: Zimbra Desktop
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    Please try our new release coming in 1-2 weeks. Culprit could be a deadlock bug.

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    So I will wait for the new release

    Thank you

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    Out of curiosity I re installed Zimbra and it says ďCanít access Zimbra Desktop ServerĒ and report any logs to this forum but no logs were found under Zimbra directories

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    Arrow Same problem as Oscar's

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    oskar270 Out of curiosity I re installed Zimbra and it says “Can’t access Zimbra Desktop Server” and report any logs to this forum but no logs were found under Zimbra directories 
    I get the same error whenever I try to launch Zimbra Desktop. In addition, before I get to that error, I get another message saying something about a javascript error.


    The logs you're looking for, Oscar, are mostly likely in:
    C:\users\Oscar\AppData\Local\Zimbra\Zimbra Desktop\log

    (There. Wasn't that simple?

    Look at the log with the latest date. It's like the message of a dying man.

    Please let me know if you discover anything: ron@ronwhite.com

    thanks
    ron
    Last edited by ron@ronwhite.com; 12-12-2011 at 05:14 PM. Reason: Message didn't accept screenshot of error message.

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    I tried 6 new email clients and never had a problem with any installation. Since I could not install Zimbra, Iím not in a position to say if itís a better/worst program but I donít have the time to resolve the installation issues with Zimbra and therefore I removed the installation.

    Thank you all for the help

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    For a while I had Zimbra running. It is a delightful program full of handy touches, and it neatly combines email and social media. It's a great concept, poorly executed, and not really supported. It's a shame.

    What email program have you settled on? I'm looking for something.
    Last edited by ron@ronwhite.com; 12-13-2011 at 02:18 AM. Reason: Grammar

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    Be fair - VMware took over zimbra jan 2010
    Since then a lot of things happend - yahoo didnt had the resources at all

    i know 2 years seems long but even the desktop made a big jump since then

    do not forget the desktop has to go behind the server product
    still many flaws in no question but hey outlook took 10 years and still pretty touchy sometimes

    if you look for an replacement with calendar adressbook and mail you dont have much choice

    lotus notes (outdated) outlook and zimbra are the players on desktop

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    Zimbra sounds like a nice program and perhaps another day I may give it another try. But I hear a lot of stories from people with other email programs who have lost their emails because of malfunction in their email programs and I would be cautious.

    I noticed that Zimbra after the installation was almost 250MB and I was very surprised; even the download was 95MB and the installation took forever. I mean why it has to be so big even if it combines email, calendar, social media etc.? Naturally a program so big is bound to have some bugs and that I donít want in my email program. I prefer to have an email program just for emails and if I want to have calendar, appointment etc., than another program will be needed.

    Itís true that if you are looking for a program with email, address & calendar etc. there is not a big choice. The only I ones I found in the past was the Lotus Agenda which was DOS based and I used to love it and then ECCO PRO which I still use it as my PIM. NetManage, the makers of ECCO, stop support of this beautiful software in the early 90ís, too bad.

    As I said at the beginning, I now use Foxmail for more than 8 years and I found it reliable, fast, efficient and with a pleasant GUI. Another email program which I presently evaluate is DreamMail4. It is also made in China and it has a better GUI plus a users forum. Foxmail has no support and no users forum (actually it has both but in Chinese)

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