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    Default [SOLVED] Virtual Hosting... is this right?

    Please bear with me as I'm a programmer and not a "real" sysadmin.

    I successfully installed Zimbra and have it working with an R&D domain.
    1) DNS A record -> mail.domain.com
    2) DNS MX record for domain.com -> mail.domain.com
    3) I added e-mail accounts and they work. (Yeah!)

    OK... here is where my question is. I want this Zimbra server to also host e-mail for a couple of other domains. I'm not sure how to interpret the documentation in a couple of places. Do I have this right?

    1) DNS A record for mail.newdomain.com points to existing mail.domain.com.
    2) DNS MX record for newdomain.com points to mail.newdomain.com (?)
    3) Use Zimbra administrative console to add virtual domain "newdomain.com" with "mail.newdomain.com" listed as a virtual host for user login.
    4) Add accounts for newdomain.com.
    5) Users access e-mail via https://mail.newdomain.com.

    Thank you!

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    Welcome to the forums,
    Think you got it
    Quote Originally Posted by blackpuma View Post
    1) DNS A record for mail.newdomain.com points to existing mail.domain.com.
    2) DNS MX record for newdomain.com points to mail.newdomain.com (?)
    3) Use Zimbra administrative console to add virtual domain "newdomain.com" with "mail.newdomain.com" listed as a virtual host for user login.
    4) Add accounts for newdomain.com.
    5) Users access e-mail via https://mail.newdomain.com.
    If you need more clarification:
    1) mail.newdomain.com > IP of machine mail.domain.com (A records are IP's)
    2) good, mx for newdomain.com > mail.newdomain.com
    2.5) add newdomain.com in the domains section
    3) correct, then on newdomain.com you can add a virtual host mail.newdomain.com so users can log in without have to specify the domain name as part of their username
    4) yup, if you have to do a bunch at once see Zmprov - Zimbra :: Wiki & Zmprov Examples - Zimbra :: Wiki & Bulk Provisioning - Zimbra :: Wiki
    5) well http unless you've CLI zmtlsctl to set Web Server Mode - Zimbra :: Wiki
    Last edited by mmorse; 12-18-2007 at 10:33 PM.

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    Awesome! Thank you so much for the clarification.

    Ohhh... right. I did set it to HTTPS only. (My head's still spinning a bit from doing all this. )

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    Seems like you're doing just fine on your own though!
    -it does make you appreciate sysadmins

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmorse View Post
    it does make you appreciate sysadmins
    No joke.

    I just wanted to give some feedback. Everything went really smooth on a test domain. Now I'm switching the rest of them.

    Thanks!

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