Zimbra is a powerful email server
December 22, 2018

Zimbra is a powerful email server

Alexander Palma Ibarra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Zimbra

We are currently using the Zimbra email service throughout the company. Zimbra allows us to efficiently manage our email server with a number of open source technologies, with built-in anti-spam, shared calendars and shared address books. We are able to easily collaborate, invite to meetings, and conference at the touch of a button. It stores all of our contacts and shows us who is busy and when we can seamlessly integrate new meetings and conferences. We have definitely achieved significant savings in the time required to manage IMAP, webmail, etc.
  • Zimbra offers advanced functionalities, beyond the IMAP protocol and better performance compared to similar mail services.
  • Zimbra offers the option to work from anywhere and device, with a very nice interface, from a desktop, mobile or tablet, compared to other similar services that are more complex to use.
  • Zimbra has the possibility of modifying the source code to customize its functions and services, an added value that other platforms do not have.
  • You can optimize the module to create and share content on the web to improve the publishing interface.
  • Zimbra must improve the management of user groups for different machines within a domain.
  • The password manager is sometimes complicated and requires the creation of new passwords.
  • Zimbra is a cheaper email service than other similar platforms and in my point of view offers better features, that's why the company migrated services to this platform several years ago and without a doubt, it has been the best investment.
  • Zimbra has a more user-friendly interface for employees, this has improved response times to external customers of the company.
  • The implementation of Zimbra in the company motivated the IT engineering department to make improvements in open source to adapt it to the needs of the company.
We selected Zimbra because it has a lower cost in the market, offers more development features for its open source, has a very easy to use interface and adjusts to the needs of the company.
One of the most outstanding capabilities of Zimbra is the low cost in the administration and implementation of the system. Zimbra creates a copy of the email and attachments per server, instead of an email per user. It supports anti-spam and existing infrastructures, has an efficient text comprehension system in emails, can review the content from any computer, at any time and with a web interface is very easy to operate.

Zimbra Email & Collaboration Feature Ratings

Task Management
10
Gantt Charts
10
Scheduling
10
Workflow Automation
10
Mobile Access
10
Search
10
Visual planning tools
10
Chat
10
Notifications
10
Discussions
10
Surveys
10
Internal knowledgebase
10
Integrates with GoToMeeting
9
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
8
Integrates with Outlook
9
Versioning
10
Video files
10
Audio files
10
Document collaboration
10
Access control
10
Advanced security features
10
Integrates with Google Drive
8
Device sync
10

Evaluating Zimbra and Competitors

Yes - In the company we chose to replace Microsoft Exchange with Zimbra, since its platform is robust and offers the versatility of open source, on the other hand, our IT staff has worked on various changes of the source code to adjust the functioning of the mail server to our needs.
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