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    TALLGUY63.5 is offline Starter Member
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    Hi There,

    My Email Client on LYCOS is now powered by Zimbra. I am unaware of how this happened but I would like to remove it.

    I can't locate the file in my Control Program to do an uninstall.

    Is there a simple program to remove Zimbra from my Email?

    Thank you in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by TALLGUY63.5 View Post
    My Email Client on LYCOS is now powered by Zimbra. I am unaware of how this happened but I would like to remove it.
    I assume you access your email via your browser? If that's the case then there's nothing you can do to remove it. Zimbra is a full Collaboration Suite that's installed on a central server(s) and provide a web interface to mail and collaboration services. The company you use for email must have installed Zimbra recently, if you have problems or questions you need to contact them for support.

    Quote Originally Posted by TALLGUY63.5 View Post
    I can't locate the file in my Control Program to do an uninstall.

    Is there a simple program to remove Zimbra from my Email?
    No there isn't for the reason I've mentioned above.
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    You are probably right.

    However, both my wife and I use the same email server and only her lLycos account is powered by Zimbra. My account is still running without Zimbra on the same computer and using the same internet provider and search engine. We use both Internet Explorer 8 and Mozilla.

    I have contacted Lycos support but they have not replied.

    Any other suggestions to uninstall Zimbra from Lycos email?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TALLGUY63.5 View Post
    You are probably right.

    However, both my wife and I use the same email server and only her lLycos account is powered by Zimbra. My account is still running without Zimbra on the same computer and using the same internet provider and search engine. We use both Internet Explorer 8 and Mozilla.

    I have contacted Lycos support but they have not replied.

    Any other suggestions to uninstall Zimbra from Lycos email?
    There is no way to 'uninstall' it as the Zimbra web UI is based on the Zimbra server and when you access that account it will load the Web UI. It's also quite likely that they are implementing this on a 'rolling conversion' and by that I mean that some users will be moved to the new system in batches.

    If I may ask, what is it that you don't like?
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    "If I may ask, what is it that you don't like?"

    I think I can answer that one. Many people don't like losing control over making their own choices about things in general and likely more so, over their very personal emails. I have been a loyal user of Lycos Mail for many years and have enjoyed it's functionality and user interface because it was uncomplicated and clean. Now, suddenly and of course without consulting me, I have had this unwelcome and in my opinion, poorer interface forced upon me. I consider it to be busy and complicated and I suspect others like me think so as well. I preferred the simplicity and cleanliness of an unsplit screen without a myriad of little buttons, gadgets, title bars and whatnot. I prefer to read my mail as I would read a real life letter. I also accept that Lycos as a free service, will include advertisements. I don't accept that my mail may be archived and data mined for any and every possible use by anyone without my knowledge or permission. Your own white paper explicitly states that this is a major feature of your software.

    "However, messaging archiving systems can also provide other benefits, including the ability to automatically migrate messaging system content to other storage media, thereby making messaging servers more efficient and users more productive; supporting
    organizations during legal discovery efforts; and turning a messaging system into a corporate knowledge store, allowing users to mine data for a variety of purposes."

    In short not everyone wants a swiss army knife approach to email and most people would be horrified to know that their most personal thoughts, photos and communications were being 'mined'. Email after all isn't a public forum. Sadly, Lycos wasn't honest enough to clearly inform their users of these new changes and to offer them the opportunity to opt out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joewebuser View Post
    In short not everyone wants a swiss army knife approach to email and most people would be horrified to know that their most personal thoughts, photos and communications were being 'mined'. Email after all isn't a public forum. Sadly, Lycos wasn't honest enough to clearly inform their users of these new changes and to offer them the opportunity to opt out.
    I'm sorry you feel like that about using Lycos with the Zimbra mail features. I obviously can't, and don't, speak for Lycos and I don't even know which version of Zimbra they're using. Zimbra is abailable in an Open Source version and Network Edition version, the NE version is the one that has the Archiving & Discovery feature and that's what is used for data 'mining' and is only available as an add-on feature. If Lycos is using the free Open Source version then there will be no Archiving & Discovery feature in it, that's not to say they couldn't keep a copy of the email. Don't forget that in many countries there is a legal requirement to keep copies of email, that may be the case where you are and if it is then Lycos would be obliged tp keep copies of the mail. If you're really concerned then I'd suggest you check the most recent copy of your Terms & Conditions for using Lycos and express your concern to them.

    I should also point out that Zimbra is just a software supplier and have no control over how a company implements the products.
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    I agree. I woke up today and found the email account that I've been using for almost ten years to be truned into this Jackson Pollockish train wreck that it is Zimbra... Why didn't account holders get notified by Lycos? I like the clean simplicity of my Lycos account. Also, messages that I've read numerous times are labeled as unread or new messages.. This is a huge pain in the ass and I don't like it. How can I get my old account back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shannonstamey View Post
    I agree. I woke up today and found the email account that I've been using for almost ten years to be truned into this Jackson Pollockish train wreck that it is Zimbra... Why didn't account holders get notified by Lycos? I like the clean simplicity of my Lycos account. Also, messages that I've read numerous times are labeled as unread or new messages.. This is a huge pain in the ass and I don't like it. How can I get my old account back?
    There's little point in posting your comments here, as I mentione above Zimbra is just the software supplier. If you have any comments to make then they should be directed to Lycos.
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    I have noticed that just prior to new Lycos Zimbra powered page starting up, there is a hyperlink at very bottom of big ZIMBRA page that will take you back to old style Lycos. Unfortunately the link is not active on Mozilla, it is on IE though.

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    the hyperlink on that Zimbra page does not always seem to be active even in IE. I think it may depend upon how fast your computer is responding. If very fast you are out of luck.

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