Sep 252009

I’ve been playing around with Zimbra opensource edition on my development server. Zimbra is a full-featured, open source collaboration suite for  email, group calendaring, contacts, and web document management and authoring. web interface is equipped with AJAX and it is compatible with clients such as Outlook, Apple Mail, and Novell Evolution so that mail, contacts, and calendar items can be synchronised from these to the ZCS server. It also can be synchronized to many mobile devices. ZCS makes use of many existing open source projects such as Postfix, MySQL, and OpenLDAP.

In this experiment i was using Zimbra 64bit_x86 opensource edition

DNs setting

mail.domain.tld.        A
domain.tld.             MX   10    mail.domain.tld.

Download the installer

# wget

Extract the installer tarball, make sure we have enough space.

# tar xvzf  6.0.1_GA/zcs-6.0.1_GA_1816.RHEL5_64.20090911174852.tgz
# cd zcs-6.0.1_GA_1816.RHEL5_64.20090911174852

Begin installat]ion

# ./ --platform-override

-- cut ---



Starting servers...done.
Installing common zimlets...
Finished installing common zimlets.
Initializing Documents...done.
Restarting mailboxd...done.
Setting up zimbra crontab...done.

Moving /tmp/zmsetup.09252009-081754.log to /opt/zimbra/log

Configuration complete - press return to exit

the installation is done.

To access the admin console:


login with admin user and password you’ve specified at install time.

Administration Console screenshots

Zimbra Administration Console Login
Zimbra Administration Console Dashboard
Zimbra Administration Console mailq

Webmail Client

Zimbra Webmail Client Login
Zimbra Webmail Client Inbox

Smells like yahoo webmail isn’t it? 😀

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