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    Is there a way to have external accounts as the primary accounts? Or a way to move the primary account below an external account?

    My institution is testing out Zimbra. We would like to have users just see their current mail folders from our external mail server, not the local folders.

    Also, is there a way to setup external accounts from command line?

    Thanks,

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    I am unable to see a way to make your external account the Primary, but perhaps resolve the approach via a different method say by using fetchmail ?

    I have looked at zmprov and cannot see a way to add a external account via the CLI.

    I would also be interested to see if this is possible from somebody more knowledgeable.

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    Using an external account you can set it to store the email in the users Inbox. For creating external accounts from the command line use
    Code:
    zmprov createDataSource
    and
    Code:
    zmprov help commands
    will give you the syntax.
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    Bill,

    I did
    Code:
    zmprov help account
    and saw the datasource option with the syntax
    Code:
     createDataSource(cds) {name@domain} {ds-type} {ds-name} [attr1 value1 [attr2 value2...]]
    but what goes in the fields ?

    I did a quick search but could not find anything Perhaps, if an when time allowing, some additional examples could be added to the WiKi

    Thanks.

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    The easiest thing to do is create an external account and then
    Code:
    zmprov gds account@domain.com
    to give you a list of the fields.
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    Doh! Simple solution is always the best. <Slaps face with a wet fish > Thx.

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    Hi Bill,

    I have set one up
    Code:
    [zimbra@office ~]$ zmprov gds uxbod@xxxxxx.net
    # name Test External
    # type imap
    objectClass: zimbraDataSource
    objectClass: zimbraImapDataSource
    zimbraDataSourceConnectionType: ssl
    zimbraDataSourceEmailAddress: xxxxxx@gmail.com
    zimbraDataSourceEnabled: TRUE
    zimbraDataSourceFolderId: 52121
    zimbraDataSourceHost: imap.gmail.com
    zimbraDataSourceId: a62ae026-e0f2-4a78-9312-df8ff3b6b383
    zimbraDataSourceName: Test External
    zimbraDataSourcePollingInterval: 0
    zimbraDataSourcePort: 993
    zimbraDataSourceUsername: xxxxxxxx@gmail.com
    zimbraPrefFromAddress: uxbod@xxxxxx.net
    zimbraPrefFromDisplay: UxBoD
    I presume zimbraDataSourceId and zimbraDataSourceFolderId are the ones that are not required as they will be allocated by ZCS ? Are you able to specify the password for the account from the command line ?

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