How to sync Outlook Calendars with Zimbra Client

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Know the Simplest Procedure to sync Outlook Calendars with Zimbra Client

Outlook is one of the most used email programs and works as a personal information manager but it is not available free of cost. Due to this, a lot of users are moving towards Zimbra application which is free of cost and open source client. It is strong enough to provide accessibility of mailbox items both in online and offline mode. Moreover, you can run the Zimbra application on several platforms like Windows, Mac, and Linux. Zimbra is a flexible email application that stores all data of the user in an organized way.

The users who are planning to move calendars from Outlook to Zimbra needs a requirement of migrating PST data to Zimbra. Since Calendars play a vital role in scheduling and arranging events & meetings. Therefore, in this article, we are focusing to connect Outlook calendars to Zimbra profile. Get simplest techniques in this post to sync Outlook calendar entries with Zimbra.

Export Outlook calendars to Zimbra with manual technique

The manual technique is divided into two parts which you can find below –

PART 1. Export Calendars from Outlook application

  1. Launch Outlook application on your computer system.
  2. Go to calendars headthat you want to move to Zimbra.
  3. Click on the Filemenu and choose Save CalendarOption.
  4. Select the destination pathto save the calendar entries of Outlook and provide a name for the output calendar.
  5. You can find the details of Outlook calendar entries like Date Range, calendar name etc. Click on the Nextbutton.
  6. Click on More Optionsbutton to change the settings. Here, you can set date range in the calendar that you want to add in iCal file.
  7. Click OKand then click on Savebutton.

PART 2. Import Outlook calendars in Zimbra client

  1. Exit Outlook applicationand open Zimbraclient.
  2. Click on the Preferences tab.
  3. After that, select Import/Exportoption.
  4. Browse the ICS/iCalfile that was created in the above step.
  5. You will find options to import the file in a new calendar folder or existing calendar. Click OKto continue the process.
  6. Finally, click on Importand then click OK.

Third-party solution to transfer Calendar entries of Outlook to Zimbra without Outlook

Use Outlook Calendar ExtractorThird-party solution by Softaken which is a smart tool to extract calendars from PST file. The software works properly with every size PST file and takes only a few minutes to extract all calendars from Outlook data file.

  1. Download and Launch Softaken Outlook PST Calendar Extractor Tool.
  2. Use the Browseoption and add PST file from whom you want to extract calendar entries.
  3. Choose Calendars in the extracted menu
  4. Select an Output location using the Browsebutton.
  5. Hit the Process & Export Calendaroption.

Now, import ICS files to Zimbra using the above discussed methods and you are ready to access Outlook ICS files in Zimbra program.

Closing Lines

Considering this article, users can easily access Outlook calendar events into Zimbra with a manual solution with Outlook and in case of Outlook absenteeism, the software approach is ready to fulfill user needs. The users are free to pick any approach as per their requirements and easily export Outlook calendar in Zimbra Calendar.