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    Default [SOLVED] Mail domain and administration address different, possbile?

    Hello,

    is there a way to configure Zimbra in a way, that mail domain address is mail.example.com, but administration can be done from mail2.example.com?

    My problem is, that mail.example.com has already a website, that must not be removed, but I need Zimbra to send/receive email from that same domain. I think I can set MX records ok, but administration will be problem.

    Any help will be appreciated.

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    Please update your forum profile with the output of the following command( do not post the output in this thread):

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiatsu View Post
    is there a way to configure Zimbra in a way, that mail domain address is mail.example.com, but administration can be done from mail2.example.com?

    My problem is, that mail.example.com has already a website, that must not be removed, but I need Zimbra to send/receive email from that same domain. I think I can set MX records ok, but administration will be problem.
    There's a couple of things you can do, you can send Admin mail to any account you like but I'd suggest leaving that at it's current setting. You can the set the admin account to forward a copy of the email to another account (another Admin?) or you can share the Admin account Inbox with any users(s) you wish.

    BTW, your mail domain on the Zimbra server should actually be set as 'domain.com' not the FQDN of your server ('mail.example.com') as you currently have it.
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    Hi Bill

    I also did this DUMB thing making my domain mail.<domain>.com Is there an easy way to change this or is it better to run the installation-script again.

    Kind regards
    Aubrey Kloppers
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    Sorry, Bill
    I decided to just re-install (after rolling back on my VM snapshot). Much easier

    Kind regards
    Aubrey Kloppers

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    Hi,

    my email domain is actually mail.example.com, so that my addresses will be user@mail.example.com, not user@example.com

    I solved my problem by transfering the existing web site to same server than Zimbra and changed Zimbras http-port to 81.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiatsu View Post
    my email domain is actually mail.example.com, so that my addresses will be user@mail.example.com, not user@example.com
    As I mentioned earlier, your domain on the Zimbra server should be domain.com and not 'mail.domain.com' i.e. the FQDN of your server. You should have changed the domain name when you were asked during the initial install. To rectify the problem now you could rename the domain to the correct one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiatsu View Post
    I solved my problem by transfering the existing web site to same server than Zimbra and changed Zimbras http-port to 81.
    If you access your Zimbra server from outside your LAN (or inside, IMO) you should not be using an insecure connection, you should switch it to using https not http.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    As I mentioned earlier, your domain on the Zimbra server should be domain.com and not 'mail.domain.com' i.e. the FQDN of your server. You should have changed the domain name when you were asked during the initial install. To rectify the problem now you could rename the domain to the correct one.

    If you access your Zimbra server from outside your LAN (or inside, IMO) you should not be using an insecure connection, you should switch it to using https not http.
    Ok, I must rename the domain. The point of changing Zimbras http-port to 81 was to release port 80 to apache, so that I can run separate website via that port. I'm planning to use https with webmail.

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    Ok, one more time so that an idiot like me can understand it:

    My mail domain is: subdomain.domain.com
    My mail server name is: mailserver

    Is my FQDN: mailserver.subdomain.domain.com? Should I configure Zimbra using domain name: subdomain.domain.com?

    I want my addresses to be: username@subdomain.domain.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiatsu View Post
    Ok, one more time so that an idiot like me can understand it:

    My mail domain is: subdomain.domain.com
    My mail server name is: mailserver

    Is my FQDN: mailserver.subdomain.domain.com?
    Yes, it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiatsu View Post
    Should I configure Zimbra using domain name: subdomain.domain.com?
    Yes, if that's where you want the email to come from.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiatsu View Post
    I want my addresses to be: username@subdomain.domain.com
    That will be achieved by the change above.

    You should also be aware that you need to have a hosts file with those details in for the FQDN (see the Quick Start Installation Guide or the Split DNS article 'Verify..' section) and valid DNS A & MX records pointing to that server.

    I would also advise, as a precaution, that you take a full backup of the /opt/zimbra directory structure before making the changes.
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    Hi,

    big thanks for the help Bill, everything works fine now.

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