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    Default [SOLVED] External SMTP support?

    Are there any plans to add external smtp support to Zimbra? It is great that I can add my gmail account to the web interface and download the mail and I suppose the "reply to" option helps a little bit, but it would be a lot better if I could just use the gmail smtp server to send mail as though Zimbra were an actual email client.

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    This could always be performed server side ... What difference would it make

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    Simply cosmetic. Normal users can't set it up on the server either. It just would be nice to use the web interface as a full email client for external email accts.

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    I cannot see why you can't ... How does Y! Mail or GMail handle it then ? IMHO I like to control which servers my users try and relay through ... other you can end up getting added to a RBL quite easily.

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    I think we are on the wrong page here. There is no option for a user to use the external server's smtp. so the presented address will always be login@yourserver.xxx. even if you change the reply to information it will not be the same as using the external smtp that you are supposed to use with an external account. I am not talking about relaying, I am talking about a direct connection. Such as. If I set up my gmail imap account then I would like to be able to use Zimbra as a full client and not just a "mail receiver." Maybe people do not want to use their Zimbra address to reply to gmail msgs.

    Plus. I would expect people in my company to use such things with professionalism. If anything. I believe this should be added on a per user basis. Where you can grant access to external smtp servers from the admin console in user acct settings.
    Last edited by Mace; 04-03-2009 at 12:43 AM.

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    Why not create a persona then from the preferences page and use that

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    Didnt look into setting up a persona. I will take a look and see.

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    The persona does not have an option to use your external acct's email address when you send. I will look around more but I still think using the web interface and being able to add external smtp servers to external accounts would make for a better solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mace View Post
    There is no option for a user to use the external server's smtp.
    Vote for this RFE: Bug 14526 - Support for using outbound SMTP server for identities

    Quote Originally Posted by Mace View Post
    so the presented address will always be login@yourserver.xxx. even if you change the reply to information it will not be the same as using the external smtp that you are supposed to use with an external account.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mace View Post
    The persona does not have an option to use your external acct's email address when you send. I will look around more but I still think using the web interface and being able to add external smtp servers to external accounts would make for a better solution.
    You can manually allow specific addresses:
    Admin console gui > Account > Preferences tab> Allow sending email only from these:

    zmprov ma user@domain.com +zimbraAllowFromAddress other@external.com

    Or if you would like to let them send as any you set:
    zmprov mc COSname zimbraAllowAnyFromAddress TRUE
    or
    zmprov ma user@domain.com zimbraAllowAnyFromAddress TRUE

    Pic of it FALSE:


    Pic of it TRUE (notice how you can now type in a value):


    So it's not an unchecked quantity vote for Bug 29974 - persona/external account from field address verification

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    Awesome. Didn't know you can do that and I apoligize for the thread and really appreciate the working solution (pictures and all).

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