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    Verbunk is offline Active Member
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    Unhappy Changing domains and username

    Hi again guys,

    So I did something stupid. The background is that I host my own Zimbra install for private use (it's only me using it) and I don't have a proper fqdn outside my home network. So ... whenever I send email it seems like it's coming from 'me'@'machine.localnet.net', basically nothing you can reach from the outside. The problem is people Love to click on my name as a hotlink to reply instead of clicking reply thereby bypassing the nice reply-to address I set in the zimbra options. To get around this I experimented with adding a domain in the Zimbra admin panel, let's call it, 'gmail.com' you know, something made up. So in this domain 'gmail.com' I added a user, let's say my username to that domain which may be the same as my username on another real webmail site that's pop friendly, let's also call that one 'gmail.com'. This allows me to send mail from Zimbra using the same email address as a real one that I can collect mail from.

    Everything is peachy except Zimbra now considers itself the final step for the 'gmail.com' domain so no mails will leave my server and go to the real 'gmail.com'. Busted.

    OK. Now I try to rename my username to what it was before, both the login name and the domain and then delete the 'gmail.com' domain from the Zimbra admin panel. This goes smoothly. The problem is that the fetchmail acct aggregation and another test user on the system can't reach my account using the old, and now, new/same username.

    I can't figure out why, after renaming my user back to the old username AND changing the domain back mail can't reach me using that address. ...

    Any suggestions?

    -J




    P.S. My apologies for being a frequent trouble maker. :[

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    Verbunk is offline Active Member
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    Seems it just needed a system reboot. Still, it's strange.

    -Cheers!
    J

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    bobby is offline Zimbra Employee
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    you probably don't want to hijack any domains like that but you can set the apparent From: address like this, though some mta's will reject mail if the sending mta is not an mx for the From: domain:

    zmprov ma me@machine.localnet.net zimbraMailCanonicalAddress verbunk@gmail.com

    (or whatever)

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    Verbunk is offline Active Member
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    Talking Wow, that solution worked beautifuly!

    I have been looking for a solution for that problem for a little bit and that solves it 100% Thanks a bunch.

    I definitely did not want to hijack gmail.com but as it was only me and on an internal network ... it was (barely) a solution. This one works much better tho.

    -J

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