Syncing your iPhone with Zimbra

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To Sync your iPhone with Zimbra -

  • Touch the Settings Icon.


  • Touch the Mail, Contacts, Calendars button.


Touch the Add Account button

  • Touch the Microsoft Exchange button.


  • You will be prompted to enter in your Exchange account info.....


  • Enter in your Zimbra email address.
  • Enter in your Zimbra domain. (The part after the @ symbol in your email address)
  • Enter in your Zimbra username. (The part before the @ symbol in your email address)


  • Give the account a description that you can use to identify it from the other email accounts on your iPhone.


  • Your iPhone will attempt to verify your account info.


  • A dialog box will be displayed, titled Unable to Verify Certificate.
  • Choose Accept


  • Touch the Next button


  • A new field will appear, titled Server
  • Enter in in that field
  • Touch the Next button


Choosing what to sync

  • You can now choose what Zimbra items you want to sync with your iPhone.
  • Most people just choose Mail and Calendar.
  • By default, Contacts is switched off.

*NOTE* If you turn on Contacts, your existing iPhone contacts will be replaced with your Zimbra contacts! This is why most people don't turn Contacts on.

  • Under the Mail, Contacts, Calendars settings, you will now see your Zimbra account.
  • Touch your Zimbra account name to change the settings on it.


Additional Settings

  • An important setting to change is the Mail Days to Sync setting.
  • Touch Mail Days to Sync and choose your preferred value.

*NOTE* If you choose No Limit all of your Zimbra Mail will be available on your iPhone. This will cause the initial sync to take a while.

Using Mail

  • To view your Zimbra mail, click the Home button to go back to the main icon screen.
  • Touch Mail


  • Touch the name of your Zimbra account.
  • It will say Connecting at the bottom of the screen.
  • Depending on how many Mail Days to Sync you selected, it might take a while for the initial sync to complete and your mail folders to show up.


Using Calendar

  • To view your Calendar, click on the Home button to go back to the main icon screen
  • Touch Calendar


  • You will now see your Zimbra Calendar on your iPhone.
  • Meeting invitations and reminders will display as pop-up messages on your iPhone.