Zimbra Talk

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Zimbra Talk/How to configure an XMPP Client with Zimbra Talk


Zimbra Talk integrates an IM server and client into Zimbra, the world’s most popular Open Source Collaboration platform. Now your business can corset talk from within the communication implement they use the most – email. Your users can communicate within the Zimbra Web Client, and desktop and mobile users can connect via XMPP. Zimbra Talk works out-of-the-box! Enable the Zimbra Talk Zimlet, and your users are ready to commence talking.

Zimbra Talk includes a server extension which creates a XMPP Server inwards Zimbra Collaboration, permitting the users to communicate inbetween them using this XMPP server. As Zimbra Talk is a unspoiled open and standard XMPP Server, users can benefit of connect to Zimbra Talk using their dearest XMPP Desktop or Mobile applications.

On this illustration you can see how Zimbra users, internal Desktop, and outer devices altogether connect trough Zimbra Talk to produce a secure and private 1/1 text talk conversations:


Before performing a configuration these prerequisites must be fulfilled:

  • A working Zimbra Collaboration 8.7.6 or higher version Environment
  • Skill and understanding of your network infrastructure setup, especially in regard to your Firewall and DNS settings
  • Access to DNS management to create the required DNS settings
  • Access to Firewall management to enable required communication inbetween the user and the Zimbra server/s
  • Optional – A commercial certificate matching the certificate requirements described below

Mac OS X


Adium is one of the best XMPP client for Mac OS X, it’s free and open source, and you can download it from here.

Open Adium and go to the Accounts view, or if fresh, go to File > Add Account > XMPP

On Jabber ID, introduce your utter email address and your password and click in the Options tab

On Connection Server introduce the FQDN of your Zimbra Server, keep the default port, 5222, if your Email Administrator haven’t told you the opposite, and check Require SSL/TLS, and you might want to check Do stringent certificate checks if you are using a Commercial SSL

You can go back and connect your account, after a few seconds you will see that now it’s online:

You can begin your 1/1 conversations, configure your presence, etc:


Steps on how to configure Windows coming soon


Steps on how to configure Linux coming soon

Steps on how to configure iOS coming soon


Steps on how to configure Android coming soon

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