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

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Sep 202009

I was realy surprised on how easy it was to set up hosting using google apps. Fisrt of all, all we need is just go here and fill out the application.

if you’re using it for family, private user or non-profit organisation google apps is freely to use. Of course we can Upgrade to Google Apps Premier Edition for bigger storage at 25 GB per user.

The first step of the application is to enter your domain name, if you already have one. Or you can buy a new domain name through Google which automatically sets everything up for you.

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