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    Hi,
    I thought I had deleted Zimbra (open source edition) from my mac but was surprised to see that it had created an account for itself on my system which I cannot get rid of!

    I have searched the forums and can only find old techie solutions to uninstalling. Can someone tell me how to get rid of this unwanted account and what else Zimra is actually doing to my system?

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    Treo

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    Welcome to the forums.

    As your post doesn't actually tell us anything it's difficult to give you advice (I'm not the best person for that as I don't know much about the MAC install).

    How did you 'delete' Zimbra from your system? What is this 'account' you speak of? Did you try any of the 'techie solutions'? Try being a bit more descriptive about what you've done and what's ahppening and someone will be able to help you.
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    I deleted it much as I do any other application, by trashing the application - I am not a tecchie. What seems to have happened is that Zimbra has created a user account on my mac called Zimbra, which seems mighty odd.

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    It's not odd that it created the Zimbra account, it needs that to run as a 'user' on your system that's what all applications do - there's nothing suspicious about it.

    You should have removed Zimbra by running the install script again with the -u option i.e. './install.sh -u' - that would completely remove it. This is all documented in the quick start guide. As I said I'm not a MAC user so I don't know how to remove a user account from the machine but a quick google found these instructions. try one of those examples and see how you get on.
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    You should have read the documentation (that's not reserved to techies) about installing and desinstalling Zimbra (or any other app).
    Even the Quick Start Guide contains the informations about un-installing Zimbra.

    The user created is totaly normal : Zimbra is not a client application, it's a server application and most server apps needs their own users to run.

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    Damn' he was faster once more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klug View Post

    The user created is totaly normal : Zimbra is not a client application, it's a server application and most server apps needs their own users to run.
    Shoulda Coulda... Yes alright, I should have read the instructions Seriously though, thanks for your help although I have never had an application create a user for itself before (I was scared), but I've never run a server application before.

    Thanks

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