Zimbra support for Lycos (beta)

October 12, 2010
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Webmail v3.7.0.1 contains Zimbra support for Lycos.  I consider this beta because, as of right now, I only know that it works for my one account.  Since Lycos does not provide free accounts anymore, I cannot test another account to make sure that it works for all accounts.

As far as what’s supported, everything should work with one known exception: it will only retrieve the first page of the inbox.  Zimbra let’s you adjust the number of messages per page: 10, 25, 50, 100 (under Preferences / Mail), so change that to your liking.  I may or may not support multiple pages as it appeared exceptionally complicated on my first look.  Respond with your opinion if it matters to you.

Since this is beta and I have already acknowledged that I don’t know if this works for any other accounts, I need your help to confirm that everything works as expected.  Here’s what I need tested (note that 3-6 can be tested with a single message if you retrieve preview by default, and then ‘get entire’ after #4):

  1. Can you retrieve your inbox?
  2. Do messages appear read/unread correctly?
  3. Can you view a *preview* of the message (as opposed to entire)?
  4. When you have a preview of the message, can you access attachments?
  5. Can you view the *entire* message?
  6. When you have the entire message, can you access attachments?
  7. Can you delete messages?
  8. Can you send messages (e.g. send yourself a test message)?

Well, that’s a small sampling of what needs to be tested, but it covers the bases.  If anybody can test each of these features and let me know your results, I’d appreciate it.  And the more people that can do so, the more confident I’d feel about it.

Update: If you have any free Lycos/Zimbra accounts that are still trying to access with Imap/POP3, you need to edit the account and change the ‘Server Type’ back to ‘Lycos.’

Update #2: POP Peeper only supports the ‘Ajax’ interface.  In Lycos, this is modified under Preferences / General / Client Type.

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