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    Hi all,

    Is there any way to setup a distribution list without having to add each email individual's email address to the list via the Zimbra Admin panel?

    Thanks for the help!



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    Create a dist list. Where it asks for contacts to search for, search for your domain name, click the "Select ALL" button



    NOTE: It may add some addresses you dont want on the list but it'll be a small list I'm assuming. Select the ones you don't want in the list and remove them manually. (things liek your spam and ham accounts)

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    Default Dist. List without having to manage individual's e-mail address

    Hi Spentboy,

    Thanks for the help. Is there anyway to do this without manually having to add the individual e-mail addresses?

    Ideally, I'd like to set it up so that it will hit all the domain users without having to manually add/delete so that whenever the list is mailed, every account on the domain will be mailed.

    Is there anyway to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cirrus_blue View Post
    Ideally, I'd like to set it up so that it will hit all the domain users without having to manually add/delete so that whenever the list is mailed, every account on the domain will be mailed.

    Is there anyway to do this?
    There is currently no method to do what you want, there is an RFE in bugzilla for this feature - you could vote on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    There is currently no method to do what you want, there is an RFE in bugzilla for this feature - you could vote on that.
    What is the bug number?
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    It can be done from the command line -

    Code:
    tmpfile=`mktemp`
    zmprov gaa | grep mydomain.com$ > $tmpfile
    for acct in `cat $tmpfile` ; do
        zmprov addDistributionListMember everybody@mydomain.com $acct
    done
    rm -f $tmpfile
    ...or something like that

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    I found one : RFE
    but I don't think this is what you're asking for. This is more along the lines of using the existing method for adding everyone in each results page.

    I can't seem to find anything regarding dynamically sending to all accounts in a domain. I searched for a while but I'm probably wording it wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaf View Post
    It can be done from the command line -

    Code:
    tmpfile=`mktemp`
    zmprov gaa | grep mydomain.com$ > $tmpfile
    for acct in `cat $tmpfile` ; do
        zmprov addDistributionListMember everybody@mydomain.com $acct
    done
    rm -f $tmpfile
    ...or something like that
    The only thing that sucks is maintaining it outside of the Admin tool. If you have more than one admin adding accounts you'd have to add recreating the global list as a task so no users are missed, plus manually remove the spam and ham accounts etc. With some minor tweaking I suppose you could build in some checks and ballances though

    I love latteral thinking

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    What I'm really looking for is a "Seclet Addresses" in both "Compose New Message" and "Create Contact Group" in the web client and "Create Distribution List" in the admin interface that works!

    Right now, if you search for "*" or "." (no quotes) you get a very small set of all your addresses back and there is no "Next Page" to get the rest.

    This is probably the biggest complain we are getting from our users. They find the "Select Addresses" process to be very poor.

    ----Jumping up on my soapbox for a moment-------------

    1) Our users would like to see the results box already populated with all their addresses and next/previous arrows so they can add names to their message or their contact group.

    2) Our users would like to see a wildcard search that works as a normal non-technical user would expect it to work (I've read all the bug reports and answers about how zimbra search works for x* and whay it doesn't work for *x* and I am still befudled by the and I am very technical).

    3) Our users want to know what fields actually get searched by f* since it reutrns a name and email address where niether of them have an "f" in them anywhere. If I look at that record there is an "f" in the address but a normal user would only want to search either the name or email fields (or both).

    4) Our users want to create a contact group that includes everyone in their address book and if their address book has more than 33 entries (or so, that number is inconcistent) then they have no way to add the rest.

    ----Jumping off my soapbox now-------------

    Thanks for listening and letting me rant.
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    ... yeah this sounds more like a new RFE. Pop it in at bugzilla as an enhancement so people can vote on it

    Regards.,
    Lonny

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