Zimbra Collaboration Suite 7.0
Zimbra Collaboration Suite 7.0
Administrator's Guide
Open Source Edition


Managing User Accounts > Manage Access to Distribution Lists

Manage Access to Distribution Lists
You can manage who can view members of a distribution list and who can send messages to a distribution list. The default is all users have access to all distribution lists.
If you want to limit who can access distribution list, you can grant rights to individuals users on a domain or if you want only member of a domain to access distribution lists, you can grant rights on the domain. When you grant the right on the domain, all distribution lists in the domain inherit the grant.
Or you can grant the right on individual distribution lists and configure specific users that are allowed to access the distribution list.
You can restrict access to a distribution list from the CLI zmprov grant rights (grr) command.
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Manage Who can View Members of a Distribution List
The default is that all users can view members addresses in a distribution list. A distribution list address displays a + in the address bubble. Users can click on this to expand the distribution list. A list of the addresses in the distribution list is displayed. Users can select individual addresses from the expanded list.
To restrict who can view addresses in distribution lists to individuals or to a domain:
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For individual users, type: zmprov grr domain <domain_name> usr <user1@example.com> viewDistList
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For all users in a domain, type:. zmprov grr domain <domain_name> dom <example.com> viewDistList
To grant rights on a distribution list and let specific users view the list, type: zmprov grr dl <dll_name@example.com> usr <user1@example.com>
Managing Who Can Send to a Distribution List
The default is that all users can send messages to all distribution lists. You can grant rights to a distribution list or to a domain that defines who can send messages to a distribution list. When users attempt to send to a distribution list that they are not authorized to use, a message is sent stating that they are not authorized to send messages to the recipient DL.
To restrict who can send messages to a distribution list to individuals or to a domain:
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Grant rights to an individual user in a domain to send messages to all distribution lists. zmprov grr domain <domain_name> usr <user1@example.com> sendToDistList
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Grant rights to all users in a domain to send messages to all distribution lists. zmprov grr domain <domain_name> dom <example.com> sendToDistList
To restrict access to individual distribution lists to different users:
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Specific internal users. Type as zmprov grr dl <dlname@example.com> usr <username@example.com> sendToDistList
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Only to members of the distribution list zmprov grr dl <dlname@example.com> grp <dlname2@example.com> sendToDistList
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All users in a domain zmprov grr dl <dlname@example.com> dom <example.com> sendToDistList
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All internal users zmprov grr dl <dlname@example.com> all sendToDistList
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All public email addresses zmprov grr dl <dlname@example.com> pub sendToDistList
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Specific external email address zmprov grr dl <dlname@example.com> gst <someone@foo.com> "" sendToDistList
In addition to granting rights, the Milter Server must be enabled from the administration console Global Settings>MTA tab.