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Zimbra

  • Email
  • Calendar
  • Webinterface: http://mail.math.uzh.ch

  • IMAPS, POPS: mail.math.uzh.ch

  • SMTP: mail.math.uzh.ch, Port: 2525

View

  • Since Zimbra 8 the default 'reading pane' are shown in 3 columns: Folder | Mail Subjects | Single Mail
    • Change to 2 Column: Upper right corner > View > Reading Pane At The Bottom

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Calendar

For Zimbra user, if person 'b' needs access to person 'a' calendar:

  1. person 'a' has to share the calendar to person 'b'
  2. person 'b' needs to join to the calender of person 'a'

Sharing a calendar to another person (Zimbra user)

  • Log in to the Webinterface with the 'Advanced version' (AJAX), choose tab 'Calendar'.
  • Move mouse to the left side of the window over the name of the calendar which will be shared and click the right mouse button. Select Share Calendar:

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  • Specify all the details like 'email address of the persons who have access', 'read only', 'private' and so on:

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  • The person will receive an email with a link to the calendar. Especially the name of the calendar. Please be aware that the default calendar will always be called Calendar (unless you rename it),regardless if you use a localelized envrionment (for example german which results in 'Kalender')

Joining a calendar of another person

  • Log in to the Webinterface with the 'Advanced version' (AJAX), choose tab 'Calendar'.
  • Move mouse to the left side of the window over 'Calendars', click the right mouse button. Select Link to shared Calendar.

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  • Specify details
    • Email: mandatory
    • Path: mandatory
    • Name: title for the calendar

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Sharing calendar to an external person (password protected)

  • Log in to the Webinterface with the 'Advanced version' (AJAX), choose tab 'Calendar'.
  • Move mouse to the left side of the window over the name of the calendar which will be shared and click the right mouse button. Select Share Calendar:

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  • Provide the 'email address' of the person.

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  • The person will receive an email with two links.
    • First link: to set a display name and a password.
    • Second link: to access the calendar

Sync mobile phone with Zimbra Calendar

  • In the Open Network Edition (which we use), Zimbra don't offer an App for mobile devices for free.
  • Zimbra supports the 'CalDav' protocol.

  • Zimbra offers an own App 'ZCal' (3 CHF) (supports only Zimbra).

Android

  • To use the CalDav protocol, you have to buy a CalDav sync client.

    • davx5 (6 CHF) (third party, supports many other servers like gmail, owncloud, yahoo, kolab, ...)

  • After installation and configuration, you'll find your dates in the general calendar app.
  • Syncs in both ways.
  • Installation:
    • Install '!davx5' from the Market and open it.
    • Add the Zimbra account.
    • Enter the server name: mail.math.uzh.ch
    • Enter your User name (email address) and then your password.
    • Select which calendars to sync by ticking its box and press Next.

Apple iOS

  • Apple supports 'CalDav'-protocoll natively.

  • Configuration:
    • You are connecting to your Zimbra account via a special URL over which Zimbra allows connection to your calendar
    • Settings application and choose Mail, Contacts, Calendar:
      • Then select Add Account…: press Other: Choose Add CalDav Account:

      • Enter your Zimbra server hostname: mail.math.uzh.ch
      • provide your username and password.
      • On the account page, open Advanced Settings: Enable SSL and check port,
      • make sure Account URL resembles: https://mail.math.uzh.ch/dav/your@email.address/Calendar or https://mail.math.uzh.ch/principals/users/your@email.address

Tasks

  • Go to Tasks in the Webmail(mail.math.uzh.ch)

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  • Rightclick Tasks and select new Task List
  • Rightclick your new Task List and select Properties
  • Click on Add Share and copy the URL into the Clipboard

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Add Task to Thunderbird

  • Open Thunderbird and go to the Calendar section
  • Add a new Calendar click on the Network

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  • Select CalDAV Calendar

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  • Name the Calendar and click Finish

Spam Filter

There are several spam filters who try to detect spam. They work in a row and each of them may cause 'false positives' (mail detected as spam but is not spam). A typical row:

  1. Spam filter at the UZH mail server. Marked with '**-SPAM-**
  2. Spam filter in Zimbra (Math Departement). Marked with '#SPAMz#'
  3. Spam filter in the personal email program. Typical 'marked as spam'

Junk Folder

  • Typically, all mail who is marked as spam by the UZH mail server (1) will be moved directly to the Junk folder. This happens through a so called 'sieve' filter on our mailserver.

  • Mails, who are detected as spam by Zimbra, are moved directly to the Junk folder too.

false positives

Every Spam filter needs training from time to time.

  • The UZH mailfilter will be maintained by the compute center and you have no direct impact to it. You are able to adjust a 'score' which is responsible to mark a mail as junk. In general this is not necessary.
  • The zimbra mail filter can be teached in the webinterface unter http://mail.math.uzh.ch.

    • select all mails which are junk and press Junk.

    • False positives: mark all of them and press not Junk.

PublicMathWiki: zimbra (last edited 2020-11-02 07:05:05 by crose)