Zimbra is an integrated web calendar, contact, and email application. Faculty, staff, and students use Zimbra for personal and departmental calendaring, making it easier to schedule appointments and meetings with colleagues. Some of the advantages that Zimbra calendar provides:
- Support for Mac OS, Windows, Linux.
- It's a web application, which provides universal access
- Automatic syncing with iOS and Android devices
- Sharing of calendars at the owner's discretion
- Visual representation of free/busy times for requested meeting attendees
- Syncing with .ics (including iCal) calendars
- Zimbra is available to all faculty, staff, and students
Zimbra has an email module used to send messages when you invite people to meetings or share your calendar. Zimbra accounts include an email address used only for Zimbra calendaring and are a little different from regular Hampshire email addresses. They have "connect" added before "hampshire.edu"; for example, "kmmLO@connect.hampshire.edu." It's important that when you use Zimbra to invite people to meetings that you use their "connect" email addresses, not their regular email addresses.
Zimbra emails are only seen in Zimbra, but you can set up forwarded or notification to your regular Hampshire email so you will see the Zimbra messages right away. This is done in Zimbra Preferences > Mail > Receiving Mail. Put your regular Hampshire address in the Forward a copy to: section or in the Send a notification message to: option. Please note that you cannot act upon a Zimbra notification that has been forwarded to your regular email account. You must accept or decline invitations, shares, etc. using the original message in the Zimbra client email tab.
If you have a Hampshire email account, you can go to https://connect.hampshire.edu and log in automatically to create a Zimbra account.