Zimbra Calendar

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About Zimbra

ZimbraZimbra 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 built into it that is used to send messages when you invite people to meetings or share your calendar with them, but those emails will be forwarded to your regular Hampshire email. Zimbra email at Hampshire is not used for any other purpose than internal Zimbra communications.

Accessing Zimbra

If you have a Hampshire email account, you can go to https://connect.hampshire.edu and log in automatically to create a Zimbra account.

Zimbra accounts include an additional email address, but we use that only for Zimbra calendaring notifications. Zimbra messages will automatically be forwarded to your regular Hampshire email account, so you will see the Zimbra messages right away. 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.

Be aware that Zimbra email addresses 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.

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