Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop is ready for syncing with Calendar and Contacts
- Posted December 8th, 2008 at 4:24 pm by HuongT
- Categories: Address Book & Calendar, All-New Mail, General, New Stuff, Tips & Tutorials
Back when I posted about updates to the Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop beta (get the latest version here) many people were intrigued. It was, after all, our first real step into the IMAP world, and it also represented a great way for users with multiple Yahoo! accounts to easily keep track of them without the dreaded logout-login-logout-login.
One of the more frequent comments from users had to do with something that we alluded to but was not yet supported … synchronizing your Yahoo! Contacts and Calendar with Zimbra. Well the latest version, also dubbed “beta 5″, does just that.
To take advantage of the Calendar sync you will have to be on the new Yahoo! Calendar Beta (CalDav supported), but anyone should be able to sync their Contacts. That was actually supported with a recent version, but I dropped the ball on announcing it.
After you have installed or updated your Zimbra software, go to the Account Setup link and then look for the link to Edit your account details. You should see a whole bunch of fun Synchronization Settings to select. Just like the first time you set up your Zimbra, it should take some time to populate. But once it finishes the first sync it should be much faster.
If you run into problems you can head over to the Zimbra Desktop forums to give feedback or report issues.