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Announcements Portal

By: zetalliance

Announcements Portal

This portal shows a list of announcements and RSS feeds in Zimbra as the first thing people see after login. Also People can add new announcements and comment on them. Spread the word in your organization!



  • Customizable colors
  • Configurable feeds
  • Deploy per cos or per user, what you want

Install prerequisites

  • Zimbra 9 (Classic UI)
  • Zimbra 8.8.15


Use the automated installer:

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Zimbra-Community/announcements/master/announcement-installer.sh -O /tmp/announcement-installer.sh
chmod +rx /tmp/announcement-installer.sh

Enable for a COS (as user Zimbra):
zmprov mc default zimbraFeaturePortalEnabled TRUE
zmprov mc default zimbraPortalName tk_barrydegraaff_announcements

Or for a single user (as user Zimbra):
zmprov ma admin@myzimbra.com zimbraFeaturePortalEnabled TRUE

Optional, configure your feeds and allow Zimbra to fetch them (as user Zimbra):

zmprov mc default +zimbraProxyAllowedDomains zimbra.com
zmprov mc default +zimbraProxyAllowedDomains nextcloud.com

Set configurable options here: config_template.xml

Known issues

  • The feed reader reads RSS feeds, not ATOM feeds.

Helpful Links

Download View on GitHub

Rating ( 4 ratings )
Downloads 1727
Latest Version 0.0.5
Categories Mail
Compatibility ZCS 8.8.x , ZCS 9.0.x , ZCS 10.0.x
License GNU GPL v2
Created on 5/4/17
Updated on 10/15/21


  • unable to insert image inline 

    By: mmisdi on on 8/4/21 for version 0.0.4

    Hi, in my Zimbra its not showing image when I insert image inline and posting it. is there any options to enable in server?

    thank you.

    • Thanks, this was a bug that is now fixed in the 0.0.5 release, please re-run the installer and flush your browser cache to make it work! 

      Replied on 8/4/21

  • Great 

    By: mmisdi on on 2/20/21 for version 0.0.4

    Hi Barry,

    is there any options for remove announcements?

    Thank you

    • Nope, it can be done from the database only. 

      Replied on 2/20/21

  • This seems like it'd be really great but I can't seem to make it work 

    By: fzabala on on 10/24/18 for version 0.0.1

    My feed looks like a template and I can't seem to be able to change it in any way.

    • You can change the feed in config_template.xml zmzimletctl getConfigTemplate /opt/zimbra/zimlets-deployed/tk_barrydegraaff_announcements > /tmp/config_template.xml.tmp Then you can: nano /tmp/config_template.xml.tmp And then: zmzimletctl configure /tmp/config_template.xml.tmp 

      Replied on 2/7/20

  • Amazing ! 

    By: fs.schmidt on on 9/24/17 for version 0.0.1

    Hello Barry, congrats ! Amazing zimlet as usual.

    Regards from Brazil.