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    Default Need advice installing Zimbra

    OK, I am a noob, but I did poke around for a while to see if I could find any info before I posted.

    I own a domain that is hosted by a hosting provider.

    I am wanting to setup zimbra on a machine on my home network such that I can use it as the email/calendaring provider for that domain (while still having all other hosting services handled by my provider).

    So, has anyone done this, and would be willing to walk me through the process?

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    Welcome to the forums

    First document to have a read off http://www.zimbra.com/docs/os/latest...erver_install/ and if your server will be sat on a private LAN behind a firewall you will need to read about Split DNS - Zimbra :: Wiki

    Once you have your server setup, and you can send emails internally, and externally you can ask you hosting provider to point your domain MX record at the external IP address of your Zimbra server. I would also recommend using your upstream ISP as your SMTP relay, unless they can provide a matching reverse entry for your IP and mailserver.

    Hope that helps.

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    Will do, thanks.

    Out of curiousity, part of the installation process includes defining a fully qualified domain name. Does that need to be the actual domain I plan to use? Or does it just need to be something unique for now?

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    So I am stuck during the installation. I am intalling on openSUSE 10.3 and have read the install notes for Zimbra on that platform.

    I am stuck (where I thin others have been stuck) onthe FQN. My hosts files contains this:
    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
    192.168.1.98 myserver.mydomain.com myserver

    What am I missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottChapman View Post
    What am I missing?
    You don't actually say what the problem is but have you install the Split DNS mentioned above?
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    OK, I got through the FQN above. Now I am working on the split DNS.

    Any instructions for doing this on openSUSE 10.3?

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