Zimbra FAQ

Please find the frequently asked questions and answers below, which may spring to mind as a new e-mail- and groupware-system (Zimbra) will replace the Windows mail system (Exchange) as well as the UNIX mail system (Dovecot).

If one of your questions is not listed or you consider one of the answers as not sufficient , please contact the User Consulting Office (UCO) uco@desy.de (telephone -5005), so we may help you and update this section accordingly.

Important Migration Issues

If you plan to reorganise your mailbox and to delete e-mails beforehand, we advise to wait until the migration finished. Due to technical reasons the trasport of your mailbox takes place for a longer period, so you might  find our old mailbox structure and already deleted e-mails again.

The web interface offers a fast and effective way to deal with the structure of your mailbox and powerful search  ilters, so you may delete unwanted e-mails easily.


You'll find further information for each mail client in the subsequent list.


application/pdf Zimbra search possibilities (56KB)
short reference for Zimbra's search possibilities in the webinterface
Zimbra's web interface offers fast and complex search possibilities within your e-mails and the contents of the attachements. The document gives you an overview about the keywords.