Where is the Zimbra mail file?

Hi,

I just installed Zimbra and want to put the mail file in a specific location (Windows 7).  However, there are no settings in Zimbra that seem to allow that (for some strange reason).

Where is the Zimbra mail file, and how can I move it if the app itself isn't aware of any other possible locations?  Is it there but I just can't find it?

Thanks!
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jcimarronCommented:
ugeb --
Are you following these instructions?
http://www.zimbra.com/desktop/help/en_US/Zdesktop/z-Setting_up_POP_IMAP_accounts.htm

If so look in Windows Explorer C:\Program Files (86) for Zimbra and click the .exe file.
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ugebAuthor Commented:
I'm not sure what your solution has to do with my question.

What does the exe file have to do with locating the mail file?
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jcimarronCommented:
ugeb--
The .exe file will turn Zimbra on.  That should answer your question
"Where is the Zimbra mail file"
 
Within Zimbra there should be adjustments to make changes to the way Zimbra operates.

OK, so I do not understand what you mean by "put the mail file in a specific location ".
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ugebAuthor Commented:
No, you misunderstand.  The mail file is where Zimbra stores all of its mail.  For Outlook it's the .pst file, and for Zimbra it's a .zdb file -- but I can't find it.

I'm not talking about the executable -- it's installed and all I have to do is go to the start menu to start it.
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jcimarronCommented:
ugeb--
This seems to answer your question under "Message Store"
http://www.zimbra.com/docs/os/4.5.10/administration_guide/3_Zimbra%20Servers.4.1.html
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ugebAuthor Commented:
No, that is for the server.  I just have a plain standalone email client on Win 7.
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Pramod KumarCommented:
The ZDesktop(zimbra desktop client) by default not storing the mail on the local machine but it is there on the server itself. But if you want on your local machine then zimbra provides a feature for: Archive.

Follow below link for the same:

http://www.zimbra.com/desktop/help/en_US/Zdesktop/Archiving_your_email_messages.htm
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ugebAuthor Commented:
I read that documentation and it's not quite clear to me what it's referring to.

I have the Zimbra desktop, and the whole point of it is to store email from my web accounts (gmail, yahoo) on my local machine.  Even when offline I can access all my email from years ago through Zimbra.  Therefore the mail file must be stored on my local machine, just as Outlook does with its pst file.  In fact, Zimbra probably works just like Outlook. By default (I didn't make any changes) it downloaded all my email from the web accounts I connected to.

The zimbra file is already an archive, and its synched to my web accounts.  When I delete a message on Zimbra it deletes it online and vice versa.  I don't have a Zimbra account and this is not Zimbra email on some Zimbra server that I'm synching to.  

There has to be some mail file someplace, but I can't find it.  The only 'placing' of folders I can find is within the folder structure on the web account.  There is nothing about where within my file system I can store things.
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jcimarronCommented:
ugeb--
Any reason why you are using Zimbra as opposed to a more modern email app like Microsoft Windows Live Mail?
It works with your ISP's server and allows you to download all email to your PC.  You can also keep mail on the ISP server if you want.
You can get it here
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials-other#essentials=overviewother
You do not have to install the other Windows Essentials.
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ugebAuthor Commented:
I've been away for a few days.

I use Zimbra because it has a small footprint and is very stable.   I've never had it crash on me and it takes very little RAM and CPU cycles.  I read an article that mentioned it as a top app for web mail just a couple of years ago, so I certainly wouldn't have thought of it as not being modern.

I'm not sure why you're talking about the ISP, as I'm talking about yahoo mail and gmail.
 I have Outlook, but it's a much more CPU and RAM intensive app.  I don't know anything about Windows essentials.  The two biggest questions I have are (1) is it highly stable and (2) is it light on resources? (e.g. it will never freeze my system when it's getting mail -- Outlook does this).
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jcimarronCommented:
ugeb--
ISP is the internet service provider.  Windows Live Mail is the app installed on your PC to which the ISP downloads the email.  But you can also view incoming messages directly on the ISP's server.
I have been using Windows Live Mail for about a year and a half now.  I have no complaints about its stability.
I assume you have run a Search for .zdb .
In Windows Live Mail  one of the tabs tells you where the Message Store is.

I do not like to refer people to Google, but here is what is said about the Zimbra Message Store.  Most references seem to refer to the Message Store on the server which you say is not what you want.
https://www.google.com/search?q=zimbra&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&rlz=#q=zimbra+message+store+location&rls=com.microsoft:en-US%3AIE-Address
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ugebAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately you've given me several links for Zimbra server which, as I mentioned, I don't have.  I did extensive searching for zdb file and found no relevant links which is why I asked here.

I don't want to use MS for this as I'm already using Zimbra. (Also, anybody using a computer nowadays knows what an ISP is -- but it wasn't relevant to my question about webmail).
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