Zimbra is Yahoo product software. The software consists of both client and server components. It is used for email and collaboration like contacts, instant message, web document management, calendar, file storage. Zimbra server works on many platforms like Linux, Mac OS X, appliances, and virtualization platforms. Zimbra can easily run on on different browsers like IE, Firefox and Safari. The main advantage of Zimbra over Microsoft’s Exchange is that Zimbra provides SOAP bindings which allow third parties to integrate additional functionality with Zimbra.

Benefits of Zimbra Server:

  • It is an open source and built with Linux, Apache, Mysql, Open LDAP, Lucene
  • It is very fast and easy to install
  • Uses industry standards open protocols
  • Easy to administer and maintain

Zimbra core server is written in Sun Java technology, Apache Tomcat. Zimbra also provides native two-way sync to many mobile devices (Nokia Eseries, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, iPhone with 2.0 software).

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