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    chh
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    Default Using Zimbras index when searching in Outlook

    Hi all,

    I will be forced to use Outlook as my mail front end instead of Zimbras Web front end.
    Is there a chance that outlook uses the index from the Zimbra server when searching? I am using the Outlook connector.
    I would hate to miss the chance to search my attachments.

    Thanks

    Christian

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    Zimbra Connector for Outlook (ZCO) only talks to the zimbra server to synchronize messages and send messages. When you search in outlook you will be searching data that is local, so no server index will be used.

    You can use 1 of many outlook search utilities or desktop search utilites to enhance the richness and performance of outlook search. Some choices:

    Lookout search:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

    Google desktop:
    http://desktop.google.com/

    Windows Desktop Search:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/des...h/default.mspx

    None of these have been certified against ZCO, but I use google desktop internally and haven't experienced any problems.
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    Well, it would be much nicer if Outlook could use the index of Zimbra. Interestingly, it seems that Thunderbird is using the index, at least it is finding mails when searching for words in the attachments, which it did not before.

    Christian

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    Yes, but the difference is that Outlook stores it mail locally in the PST (which is what you search) whereas Thunderbird is just an IMAP client (and searches the Zimbra mailstore) or are you using Outlook as an IMAP client?
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    Default Educate your sales team

    During my evaluation I was told by your sales dept. that:

    "All searches are server side at this point since the connector keeps you in touch with Zimbra."

    Exchange/Outlook combo will do server-side search, or at least make use of indices. I think this is an area where the Outlook connector could be improved.

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    a local index would be more desireable than a server side index (speed, works offline, etc). there are numerous products that exist and are free.
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