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    Cool RFC: My installation

    Hi all,

    I installed Zimbra on Gentoo and want to configure it correctly.

    My situation is: I've got my emails all on a "external" POP account. I didn't test the 'get mail' yet, but I guess that should work.

    But, how do I specify the "From" field in the mails I send?

    Currently I get an error when sending mails, I guess this is related with my not yet finished configuration.

    As I didn't do much yet, what do you guys suggest as configuration for my situation?

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    Welcome to the forums.

    You realise that Gentoo is a completely unsupported installation, don't you? The 'From' field will be completed with your email address & name as shown in your account details.
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    I understand that, and I'll accept that - I'm happy to install ubuntu/debian if really necessary, but before I do that I'll rather write a patch for gentoo.

    I think my questions above (as a Zimbra-newbe) were not clear enough.

    I've got a server at home running gentoo.
    I want it to run zimbra so I have a webinterface.
    I do have one pop3 mail account at a server (vanilla virtual webhoster (web/mail/mysql)).
    I want zimbra to fetch those mails every 5 minutes or so (fetchmail).


    How do I setup zimbra to reflect that situation (regardless of the distribution)?
    For example:
    - Can I set the 'From:' to be the same as the account that I already have at my pop3 server?
    - Can I configure zimbra to use the smtp-server that I already have?

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    You can set the 'From' field with the Mail Identities function if you need something other than your created email address. You can certainly fetch the mail from a pop server with Fetchmail on a scheduled basis. There is a feature in Zimbra to get external mail but it doesn't have a scheduler, yet.

    Yes, you can use any server as a relay.
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    Thanks for your quick reply :-)

    I must be doing something wrong when trying to change to address.

    All I get is a drop-down where I have "phil@localhost". I cannot change (or I did not find out how to) that. How do I add a entry to that drop-down list?

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    The first thing to say is that you seem to have installed Zimbra incorrectly. You need a correct hosts file plus DNS A & MX records that point to a valid domain name, using localhost isn't valid. For the Mail Identities feature you want to change the 'Allow sending email from any address' in the admin UI.
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    Ah I see,

    Will have to take a closer look into how I can add a MX Record
    to my domain as I haven't setup a full-featured mail server before...

    My zimbraAdmin shows up empty right now, but I'll guess that will work as soon as I set it up correctly..

    Thank you very much for your excellent support!

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    You'll find some details of DNS setup in the forums under the thread 'DNS in a nutshell' and in the wiki (just search for 'split dns'. That should get you started, if you have any questions then post them in the forums and someone should be able to help.
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    So - hours later I've installed Zimbra again and I've got a DNS server running (powerDNS).

    It seems to work so far.

    I read something about a zimbra Admin UI, /zimbraAdmin should be the URL I guess, but I don't know how to access it.. I either get a 404 on port 7780 or request not allowed on port 80.

    UPDATE: Got it,
    https://localhost:7071/zimbraAdmin/ is the correct URL I guess.

    But all I get is an empty page right now.. I'll check the logs.

    UPDATE: I've hit a bug. I know, Konqueror is not a supported browser. zimbra told me that when I tried to access the user interface. But it just throws a NullPointerException while trying to parse my Useragent String.

    http://bugzilla.zimbra.com/show_bug.cgi?id=16721

    Code:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
            at com.zimbra.webClient.servlet.SkinResources.parseUserAgent(SkinResources.java:431)
            at com.zimbra.webClient.servlet.SkinResources.doGet(SkinResources.java:109)
            at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:689)
    UPDATE:
    Works just fine with Firefox.
    Last edited by philzli; 05-11-2007 at 04:37 AM.

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    Nice, I'm now able to send emails :-)

    But I'm unable to receive emails: When I try to test my settings I get an instant 'Error: Connect failed'.

    I tried using IP and DNS, with and without SSL (port 110 / 995, AFAIK my hoster supports SSL just fine).


    UPDATE: I created a new thread for this pop3-problem head over here: Pop3 polling not working.
    Last edited by philzli; 05-11-2007 at 05:58 AM.

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