Zimbra Releases/ZD/7.2.8

Zimbra Desktop 7.2.8.GA Release

Version 7.2.8, the General Available is planned in 2016

Check out "What’s New" and "Known Issues" for this version of Zimbra Desktop below. As always, you’re encouraged to tell us what you think in the Forums, or file a bug in Bugzilla.
If interested, please see the complete list of changes in this release in the next Table or click here to see the Bugzilla Report. »

What's New

Zimbra Desktop 7.2.8 new features include:

  • Auto-archiving - Using this feature old emails are archived locally to local folders and these emails are deleted from the server automatically.
  • Password Lock - If user enables this feature then access to Zimbra Desktop becomes password protected and user needs to enter Zimbra account password.
  • Two factor authentication - Zimbra desktop can be configured with an account for which Two-factor authentication is enabled.

Fixed Issues

100464 Change Mac OS X build package from .pkg to .mpkg extension
101797 Bypass localhost and by default for ZD
104399 Mac OS X doesn’t detect JRE during installation
104429 Mac OS X Launch ZD using latest JRE on user’s machine
Localization (L10)
99740 Can not set Chinese locale in ZD
102557 Support Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) in ZD
Server - Other
85076 Renaming a file under briefcase on web client does not sync to ZD
92829 HTML emails showing blank in Zimbra Desktop
96528 Not able to restore backups larger than 5 GB
99885 Unable to use date option in advanced search(Chinese language)
101000 Local folder backup failed in ZD
102695 Implement auto archive timer to schedule auto archiving task and implement logic of auto archiving
102882 Show details of last successful auto archiving
103000 Re-attempt auto-archiving again soon if there was a failure in the previous run
103894 Folder color is not retained after auto-archive mails to local folder
103895 Tag is not retained after auto-archive mails to local folder
104214 ZD local folder backup failed with exception mail.NO_SUCH_TAG
UI – Account Setup
100587 Support 2FA(Two-factor authentication) in Zimbra Desktop
103031 Validation required when user does not enter code and clicked on verify button on two-step authentication page
UI – General
88042 Add auto-archive feature to Zimbra Desktop
93712 Password Lock for ZD UI
95350 File links in message from Box.com don’t appear in message in Zimbra Desktop Inbox
102692 Auto archiving user preferences UI
96528 Don’t allow enabling auto archiving feature if multiple ZCS accounts are configured in ZD
102794 Password lock handling in case of multiple ZCS accounts in ZD
102943 Password lock handling in case if user forgets the account password.
102973 Handling preference to enable or disable Password lock feature for ZD
102974 Locking the ZD UI screen for ZD Password lock feature when clicking the lock icon.
103363 Locking the ZD UI screen for ZD Password lock feature during launch of ZD application
103504 'Archive emails older than' field accepting alphanumeric characters
103599 Old settings for Auto archiving user preferences should not be displayed for newly added account
103649 For password lock feature, unlock the UI with valid Zimbra account credentials
103897 Windows: old auto archiving user preferences should not be displayed for newly added account
103932 Auto Archive: Subfolders not displaying until reload in local folders when account has shared folders
104031 Update logo of Zimbra Desktop application with Synacor logo
104071 Restrict user from adding more than one ZCS account if auto archiving is enabled
104079 Password lock dialog should not be displayed by clicking on launch desktop from account setup page
104382 'Save' button will remain disabled on pasting 2FA code from right click.
UI - Zimlets
57497 WebEx Zimlet account setup error
96571 Remove LinkedIn zimlet from Zimbra Desktop

Upgrade Process

To upgrade to the latest version of Zimbra Desktop, download and run the Zimbra Desktop installer available at www.zimbra.com/downloads/zimbra-desktop/. All user settings and data are preserved during the upgrade. Note: Zimbra Desktop 7.x.x supports upgrades from Zimbra Desktop 2.0.x, Upgrades from Zimbra Desktop 1.0.x are not supported. Downgrading and auto-migration are not supported.

Supported Operating Systems

Zimbra Desktop supports the following: Microsoft Windows

  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Mac: OS X Mavericks 10.9.x and above


  • Linux Kernel 2.6.x and above for Intel x86 architecture
  • A variety of Linux i686 including Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, SUSE, etc.

Known Issues

Zimbra engineering has identified a number of issues with the software, and we are actively working to resolve them. The following are issues that are most likely to occur. All known bugs are listed in Zimbra’s Bugzilla database, available on the Zimbra web site at http://bugzilla.zimbra.com.

Issue # Summary
98829 Yahoo Contact sync not working due to deprecated Yahoo APIs
99733 Contact sync for Gmail is disabled due to deprecated Google APIs
104122 Password lock feature should take new password after password reset
104505 Upgrade LinkedIn zimlet to comply with latest oauth2 API's
104656 (Running ZD installer on Windows-10 gives "Unknown publisher" security warning) to the release notes.
106478 ZD installation is failing on Linux with open-jdk version 1.8.0_91

Product Documentation

Product documentation is available from the Zimbra website at www.zimbra.com/documentation/zimbra-desktop.

The Zimbra wiki and .com/wiki/Zimbra _Desktop_7.2 Zimbra Desktop Wiki has articles that the support team and the community have written in response to troubleshooting and administration issues.

Bug Reporting

If you encounter problems with this software, go to Bugzilla to submit a bug report. Make sure to provide enough detail so that the bug can be easily duplicated.

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