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    Default Fitting in with other hosted applications

    Hi guys,

    I am just looking to install zimbra on our new server. However, I haven't had much experience of mail servers ( only a little bit of squirrel mail ) and have a basic working knowledge of apache websites. I have a few questions:

    1) The server will be used to host several domains. I want people to be able to see the webmail / calender when they view webmail.foo.co.uk . What setup is required to make this request be sent to the zimbra webserver as opposed the apache webserver that I have installed and currently answers all port 80 requests?

    2) It appears that the zimbra mail boxes has nothing to do with the linux users mail boxes. This seems like a cracking idea because it saves me having to create a new user everytime I want to make a new email address. Is this correct?

    Thanks for your help,
    Yours,

    James

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    Welcome to the forums.

    The easiest solution would be to force your users to use a secure connection (https://) when they access their email. That would mean they only use port 143. During the install you'll get a warning about a port conflict 80, you can change that to something else and after the install you'd need to change the mode to https. Assuming you don't have an LDAP server installed (which would be a port 389 conflict) then you should be OK - apart from the obvious comment about disabling any mail server that may be installed.

    Your second assumption about only creating users in Zimbra is correct.
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    Bill


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    Thanks Bill.

    The easiest solution would be to force your users to use a secure connection (https://) when they access their email
    All the websites on the server use https:// too for their shop / checkouts. Does your suggestion this mean that essentially this server would only be able to host Zimbra? Can I have Zimbra answering requests for one domain and Apache answering requests for other domains? If I can how is this setup - I can't seem to see this in the manual?

    Thanks,

    James

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    In that case you'd need something like mod_jk to forward requests to Zimbra (which you'd install on another port at install time). Like the poster of that wiki article, I'm no programmer so you'd have to search the forums or wiki for other possibilities but you can do it.
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