Installing Zimbra Desktop

Go to http://www.zimbra.com/products/desktop_download.html and click on the Linux download link:

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In the Firefox download dialogue, select Save File and save the file somewhere on your hard drive (e.g. your desktop – my desktop folder is /home/falko/Desktop):

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Zimbra Desktop is being downloaded:

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After the download has finished, open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal):

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(The following commands must be executed as a normal user, so please make sure you’re not looged in as root!)

Go to the folder where you’ve stored the Zimbra file (e.g. your desktop):

cd ~/Desktop/

Run

ls -l

to find out how the Zimbra file is named:

falko@falko-desktop:~/Desktop$ ls -l
total 50096
-rw-r–r– 1 falko falko 51237055 2008-07-25 15:59 zdesktop_0_90_build_1249_linux_i686.sh
falko@falko-desktop:~/Desktop$

<!–
document.write(‘<div align=”center”>’);
//–>


sr_adspace_id = 4098007;
sr_adspace_width = 300;
sr_adspace_height = 250;
sr_adspace_type = “graphic”;
sr_ad_new_window = true;

<!–
google_ad_client = “pub-3043223216276099”;
/* 300×250, created 23/07/08 */
google_ad_slot = “5716459207”;
google_ad_width = 300;
google_ad_height = 250;
//–>


<!–
document.write(‘</div>’);
//–>

As you see, the file is called zdesktop_0_90_build_1249_linux_i686.sh in my case (the file name will change as new releases are published so please make sure you’re using your filename and not the one from this tutorial!).

Next, make the file executable:

chmod 755 zdesktop_0_90_build_1249_linux_i686.sh

Then start the installation:

./zdesktop_0_90_build_1249_linux_i686.sh

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The installation wizard comes up. Select your language:

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Click on Next

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… and accept the Zimbra Desktop license:

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Click on Next to start the installation:

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Zimbra Desktop is being copied to your hard drive:

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I strongly recommend to select Create a desktop icon because the installer does not create a launcher in the menu:

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The installation continues:

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Click on Finish to leave the installation wizard. You can select Launch Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop to directly start Zimbra Desktop…

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… or you start it manually later on by double-clicking the Zimbra desktop icon:

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After the successful installation, you can delete the downloaded Zimbra installer (in the terminal):

rm -f zdesktop_0_90_build_1249_linux_i686.sh

You can now close the terminal.

Email Account Setup

When you start Zimbra for the first time, you’re asked to set up an email account (to do this, you need the login details for your email account from your provider as well as the SMTP and POP3/IMAP server address, and you must be online because otherwise Zimbra Desktop cannot check your account details).

Click on Set Up an Account:

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Select your account type. Usually Other POP/IMAP Account is the right choice (unless you have an account at Zimbra/Yahoo/Gmail/AOL):

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Fill in a description for that account (e.g. Work if it’s your email address at work), your name and email address, and select POP3 or IMAP4. Then fill in your username and password for the POP3/IMAP4 server and the address of that server:

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In the Sending Mail section, fill in the address of the SMTP server. If the SMTP server is using SMTP-AUTH (which almost all servers do nowadays), select Username and password required for sending mail and make sure that the correct username and password are filled in. Then fill in a reply-to name and email address (these are usually the same as the ones from the top of the form), and select how often Zimbra Desktop should check that account for new emails. Click on Save Settings afterwards:

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You should see the following screen then. Click on OK

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…and you should see a short summary. Click on Go to Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop to start Zimbra Desktop:

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<!–
document.write(‘<div align=”center”>’);
//–>


sr_adspace_id = 4098007;
sr_adspace_width = 300;
sr_adspace_height = 250;
sr_adspace_type = “graphic”;
sr_ad_new_window = true;

<!–
google_ad_client = “pub-3043223216276099”;
/* 300×250, created 23/07/08 */
google_ad_slot = “5716459207”;
google_ad_width = 300;
google_ad_height = 250;
//–>


<!–
document.write(‘</div>’);
//–>

This is how Zimbra Desktop looks like (this is the inbox view):

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3 A Few Screenshots

Writing emails:

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Contacts:

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Calendar:

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Tasks:

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On the Documents tab you can create documents within Zimbra Desktop. Click on New

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… and an editor will come up where you can create your document. Click on Save when you’re finished…

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… and you’ll see your new document in the list:

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In the Briefcase you can store email attachments (of course, Zimbra Desktop lets you store attachments in your filesystem as well).

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If you receive an email with an attachment that you want to save in the Briefcase, open that email and click on add to briefcase:

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The Add to Briefcase dialogue comes up. You can store the attachment directly in the Briefcase, or create a subfolder to store the attachment in:

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Afterwards, you should see the attachment listed in the Briefcase:

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The Options tab contains the Zimbra Desktop settings:

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Zimbra Desktop comes with a nice feature: a Yahoo! Maps integration. For example, if you want to see where a contact is located, click on Zimlets > Y Maps in the left column. A dialogue will come up and ask you for the address. Type the address in…

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… and a map will show you where the contact is located:

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Anúncios

~ por 3c0linux em agosto 20, 2008.

 
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