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    Default Setup new domain, but don't activate it

    Hi,

    We want to transfer the mail from an existing mail solution to zimbra. We are already using the zimbra server for ourselves.

    We want to setup the domain in zimbra, but (for the moment) want the mail be delivered on the old server.

    It seems that the splitlevel settings are not useable for this case, but do you know a different solution?

    Greetings,

    Micha

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    There is nothing to stop you creating any domain on your Zimbra server, nothing needs to be done until you move the mail to your server and change the DNS records.
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    Yes, but after I create an account in the new domain, i'll be unable to send a mail to that e-mail address on the original server.

    In practice, i'm unable to send the user an e-mail with his new e-mail settings from my own zimbra based account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKersloot View Post
    Yes, but after I create an account in the new domain, i'll be unable to send a mail to that e-mail address on the original server.
    Then why didn't you say that in the first place.

    Why do you actually want to create the domain in advance, it gives no benefit than creating it for the Split Domain when you need it and when you're moving accounts.
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    You can also create the domain with a temporary name such as domain.tmp instead of domain.com (or another TLD, of course 8)).

    This can allow your customer (or you) to create all the accounts, aliases and even move data using the temporary domain name.

    Then rename the domain...
    Et voilŗ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    Then why didn't you say that in the first place.

    Why do you actually want to create the domain in advance, it gives no benefit than creating it for the Split Domain when you need it and when you're moving accounts.
    My example was a real live one. I've created an account and I was unable to inform my user by e-mail.

    Thanks and greets,

    Micha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klug View Post
    You can also create the domain with a temporary name such as domain.tmp instead of domain.com (or another TLD, of course 8)).

    This can allow your customer (or you) to create all the accounts, aliases and even move data using the temporary domain name.
    Great idea, but..... this would mean the user is not able to login with his true accountname :<user>@domain.com till the rename is complete.

    I'll think keeping a second mailsystem alive just for sending the activation mails is maybe the best solution for us. But thanks everyone for the help.

    Greets,

    Micha

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKersloot View Post
    My example was a real live one. I've created an account and I was unable to inform my user by e-mail.
    Then you need to use a Split Domain.
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    Sorry, but it seems that Split Domain doesn't allow me to send mails to allready created accounts, or does it if I set the Zimbra Mailtransport on a user level and not on a domain level?

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    If it's possible, I'd set everybody up at a new domain on the new server. Email to their old address would still route to the old place, and likewise new to new.

    Once everything is ready and tested, change the MX records so the old email is sent to the new server and add add the old domain into the new server so the users can recieve email sent to their old accounts which using their new accounts.

    Once that transition is completed you can choose to phase out either the old or new address easily.

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