Zimbra Collaboration 8.7.1 is now available


In July of this year, we announced Zimbra Collaboration 8.7 , which included four of my favorite, Admin-related features including Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), a new Zimbra Packaging System, SSL Server Name Identification (SNI) and Zimbra Postscreen. Today, after only three months, I’m thrilled to announce the new minor release: Zimbra Collaboration 8.7.1 is now available.

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What’s New

Zimbra Collaboration 8.7.1 now officially supports Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). You can read more information here – Bug 103683

When it’s time for your Company to choose an operating system, the odds are that you might want to pick Ubuntu. The next step is to think about which Ubuntu Server Release is the correct one. Before you make a decision, you should remember the date until which each version will receive support:
ubuntultsWith the new Zimbra Support for Ubuntu 16.04, you can install Zimbra Collaboration 8.7.1 in Ubuntu 16.04 today. There is no need to run a big upgrade for the operating system until 2021, which reduces the downtime on your infrastructure and allows you to keep your email service’s SLA in good shape.

Fixed Issues

Zimbra Collaboration 8.7.1 had some important issues upgrading from older releases of Zimbra Collaboration. We have been working diligently with Customers and Partners who reported the issues, and today we announce the fix of these critical issues while upgrading.

It’s now perfectly safe to upgrade from previous releases of ZCS, but remember to use the new Zimbra Collaboration 8.7.1.

Install & Upgrade
105945 Download new packages before running uninstall.
105942 Missing upgrade step destroys upgrades if mysql_socket was directly set in localconfig.
107024 Upgrade from ZCS 8.7.0 onward should not completely remove and install the ZCS packages.
106204 Installing “mailutils” package on Ubuntu destroys upgrades.

Other reported issues in ZCS 8.7 were related to the end-user experience, and Zimbra Collaboration 8.7.1 includes these fixes as well:

Mail – Server
106162 8.7 requires briefcase to be public if image is inside signature
Mail – Web Client
106101 Unable to fetch Display Name for Shared contacts while Autocomplete in compose window
104543 Print issue, zimbra cuts letters on right

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Slide deck Bonus

We have released a slide deck about What’s New in Zimbra Collaboration 8.7.x, and we hope you like it. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to keep up-to-date about upcoming webinars about Zimbra Collaboration, Zimbra Talk and Zimbra Suite Plus.

Click here if the slide deck is not working for you.


  • Read the Release Notes here
  • Download Zimbra Collaboration 8.7.1 here
  • Forum about Installation and Upgrade here
Jorge de la Cruz

About Jorge de la Cruz

Hi everyone, my name is Jorge de la Cruz and I’m a passionate Zimbra fan. VMware vExpert ’14-’16 and Veeam Vanguard ’15-16, writing about Zimbra in a Technical manner since 2011, now leading the Product Marketing team for OEM, thrilled to be part of the Synacor Team.

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