I installed Zextras Suite and the ZeXtras Chat Zimlet but my users can't see it.

Some of the possible causes are:

  • Zimlet Disabled: After deploying the ZeXtras Chat Zimlet you need to enable it for any COS/user that must use this feature. Enabling the ZeXtras Chat Zimlet is done through the "Zimlet" section of a COS or account.
  • Zimlet Disabled by the user: according to your Zimbra's settings, users might be allowed to disable zimlets. 
  • Missing Server: The ZeXtras Chat server is not enabled.
  • Delegated Access: By design, the ZeXtras Chat Zimlet is not loaded when accessing a mailbox through the "View Mail" feature.
  • Account Type: By design, the ZeXtras Chat Zimlet is not loaded for System Resource and Calendar Resource accounts.
  • Browser Cache: Sometimes the browser's cache interferes with the loading of the zimlet, especially after an update. Try accessing the Zimbra Web Client in dev mode (adding ?dev=1 after the url, e.g.: https://mail.domain.com/?dev=1)
    • Server Cache: Caching issues might be also caused by the Zimbra cache. To clear this cache, run `zmprov fc zimlet` as the zimbra user on your server.
  • Permissions: It has been reported that sometimes wrong file permissions can be set for the zimlet files. Should this be the case, manually setting the correct permissions or running the `zmfixperms` Zimbra CLI utility should solve the issue.

If none of this applies, please open a support ticket mentioning all information found in section 3.1 and 3.10 of the "How to report a ZeXtras Suite issue" guide.

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    Shamil Ben

    Hello Cine..I have this issue with my Zextras Chat.

    The ZeXtras Chat Zimlet needs to be updated!
    Current ZxChat Zimlet version: 1.36
    Needed ZxChat Zimlet version: 8.7.10

    Best Regards. / Shamil

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