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Email and SMS Event Reminders

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Calendar event reminders sent via SMS or email allow greater flexibility in how you can stay informed about upcoming meetings. Before you can use this feature, you must set up LPS Zimbra to be aware of the email address or phone number you want to use for these notifications.

Setting Up for Email Notifications

Set up LPS Zimbra to be able to send you email notifications of Calendar events or tasks.

  1. While logged into LPS Zimbra, click the “Preferences” tab along the top of the Zimbra window.
  2. In the left hand column of Preferences, select “Notifications
  3. Under “Notifications By Email” enter the email address where you want reminders sent.
  4. Click the “Save” button in the top left corner of the Preference screen. 

Setting Up for SMS Notifications

Set up LPS Zimbra to be able to send SMS (text) notifications of Calendar events or tasks to your cell phone.

NOTE: Standard text messaging rates apply, per your personal wireless plan. LPS is not responsible for costs incurred on personal cell phones. Make sure you have your cell phone within reach before you start setting this up.

  1. While logged into LPS Zimbra, click the “Preferences” tab along the top of the Zimbra window.
  2. In the left hand column of Preferences, select “Notifications
  3. Under “Notifications By SMS” select the appropriate Region of the world, your Cell Phone Carrier, and enter the phone number where you want reminder text messages sent.
  4. Click the “Send Verification Code” button and wait for a text message containing a short verification code to arrive on your cell phone.
  5. When the text message arrives on your phone, note the verification code provided and enter it in the “Verification Code” box in Zimbra, immediately below the spot where you entered your phone number. If you have successfully matched the codes, you should see “Status: Confirmed” with your cell phone number at the bottom of the “Notifications By SMS” box.
  6. Click the “Save” button in the top left corner of the Preference screen. 

Adding Email or SMS Event Notifications to a New Event

  1. While logged into LPS Zimbra, add an event to your calendar. In the QuickAdd window that appears, select the time frame in which you would like your reminder from the “Reminder” drop down menu and place a checkmark(s) beside the type of reminder(s) you would like to recieve – Email or SMS.
  2. Save your event by clicking “OK“. 

Adding Email or SMS Event Notifications to an Existing Event

  1. While logged into LPS Zimbra, double-click an event on your calendar.
    • If you are the creator of this event, you will be able to edit the original event to add a reminder.
    • If you were invited to the event by someone else, you can edit your “local” copy of the event.
      NOTE: Any future changes to this event by the original creator of the event WILL overwrite your local copy, and your reminders will be lost.
  2.  In the edit event window that appears, select the time frame in which you would like your reminder from the “Reminder” drop down menu and place a checkmark(s) beside the type of reminder(s) you would like to recieve – Email or SMS.
  3. Click the “Save” button in the top left corner of the Preference screen.

Written by cpultz

May 6th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Calendars: Subscribing to a Google Calendar with Zimbra

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Zimbra calendar is great, but it’s not really the place to put your family schedule. Calendar services such as Google Calendar are great for this, but it’s nice to be able to see everything at once when you are considering what is coming up in your day or week. If you use an external site like Google Calendar to organize things at home, the following steps will show you how to subscribe to a Google Calendar with Zimbra to see your whole schedule on one calendar.

Please note that this will NOT give you the ability to edit your Google Calendar with Zimbra. It will allow you to view it.

Written by Brian Fitzgerald

February 16th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

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Calendars: Publishing and Subscribing to Public Calendars

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Zimbra calendar is chock full of event-related sweetness that will not only delight long-time calendar users, but should also be very attractive to those who have never used an electronic calendar.

Two very useful features are the ability to publish calendars to the public and the opportunity to subscribe to public calendars. Whether you want to make a classroom activities calendar that parents can view or you have a non-LPS calendar that you want to keep close tabs on, Zimbra allows you to create an calendar environment that really represents the many things that you have going on.

Rather than read about it, here is a video where you can see it in action!

Written by Brian Fitzgerald

January 5th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

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Mobile Compatibility

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Will your mobile device work with Zimbra? Without testing each device, it is hard to give a definitive yes or no on everything, but the following should give you an idea of what you will be able to do with yours.

Any device will likely be able to connect to get your mail. The tricky bits concern syncing your calendar and/or contacts.

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Written by Brian Fitzgerald

December 10th, 2010 at 8:27 am

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