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    Default Any way to send/receive Zimbra mail using Gmail client?

    Six months ago, I dumped Outlook for Gmail, using it to pull in POP mail from our corporate IMail server. There were minor compromises (Outlook shows my sent mail as "@gmail on behalf of @mycompany") but the switch was well worth it.

    Now we've replaced IMail with a Zimbra server. Gmail does not currently support fetching from IMAP.

    I could just use the Zimbra interface, but for various reasons I would much rather find a way to enable Gmail access. It seems like it should be possible to connect to Zimbra through POP. I don't see anything on the forums or in help to describe how to do that, though.

    Any help would be appreciated. Keeping my work life in Gmail with the rest of my life will save me a painful transition and keep me happier. Thanks!

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    Default Not quite

    Thanks, but that's the wrong direction. That link describes how to use the Zimbra web client to check additional POP mail, such as checking my Gmail account.

    What I want is the opposite: use Gmail's POP mail fetcher to pull my corporate email from Zimbra into Gmail. So Zimbra would handle the back end, but the UI would be Gmail.

    This is what I've been doing with IMail, and it works great. But Gmail can only fetch from POP, not IMAP, so I'm looking for a POP feed out of Zimbra.

    Make sense?

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    http://www.zimbra.com/products/deskt...atibility.html says external client access through POP is supported:

    "Clients such as Mozilla Thunderbird, Sunbird, and Eudora can be used with Zimbra to access email and even calendar data because the open source Zimbra Server uses an all standards-based approach and supports POP, IMAP, iCal, CalDAV, RSS, etc. The support is available in both the Open Source and Network Edition of Zimbra Collaboration Suite."

    Maybe there is a server config setting that needs to be tweaked?

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    Oh, I see.

    Sorry about that.

    POP/IMAP access should be on by default. Are you getting an error on Gmail's side?

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    Thanks. Looks like it was a port config issue. I've got it working now.

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    Default More detail please?

    Quote Originally Posted by joshcochrane View Post
    Thanks. Looks like it was a port config issue. I've got it working now.
    I'm facing the same problem- how did you fix the port config issue? Thanks!

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    I'm no longer using Gmail with Zimbra. We started using the calendar scheduling functionality more extensively, so it made sense to switch to the Zimbra web client. I still prefer Gmail's UI, but Zimbra is usable.

    I can't recall the exact setting unfortunately. Basically, though, you go to the Settings page in Gmail, add a new account, enter your Zimbra email address, and click Next. It asks for several pieces of data, one of which is the access port.

    As best I can remember, the default port (110) did not work, but I found a tip online to switch to another (possibly 993) that did. Give 'em a try and you should find one that succeeds.

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