hello all. I'm looking into Zimbra as a replacement for our current email setup which is external hosted imap server.
let me also say that this is my first journey into Linux and setting up a mail server.
Im running Release 5.0.18_GA_3011.UBUNTU8 UBUNTU8 FOSS edition on Ubuntu Server 8.04 LTS
I followed the wiki: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server (Hardy Heron) Install Guide - Zimbra :: Wiki
my first question is about Bind9. if i understand correctly. I need that to make dns work behind a NAT. I had started my install that way then realized that I run another webserver behind my NAT. since its not possible to forward port 80 traffic to 2 webservers behind my NAT i scrapped the bind9 stuff and put the zimbra server on a public ip. if there is any way to run 2 webservers behind my NAT(Sonicwall TZ-210) please tell me how cause i'd love to move zimbra back there. so i guess my question about bind9 is do i need it when im using a public IP for reverse dns? cause that seems to be the root of my current problem which is my mail on my test domain is getting rejected as spam at some hosts.
my second question is about Split domain setup. I followed the wiki but it just left me more confused. I have a domain on the external host now and i want to mirror mail on both server so i can let my users see zimbra in action.
the external hosted domain is called example.net and mail.example.net. i created zimbra to run on zimbra.example.net. I made an A record on my dns provider(godaddy) as zimbra points to my ip 72.XXX.XXX.85 and the mx record is zimbra points to zimbra.example.net.
the external hosts records are there too. no A record but the mx is @ points to mail.externalhost.com
I can send email from firstname.lastname@example.org to gmail, hotmail, etc but when i try to send to a user on my external host but bounces back as spam. so went to MX Lookup Tool - Check your DNS MX Records online and checked zimbra.example.net and it says reverse dns is not working. how do i fix that without bind9 and on an public ip?
sorry so many questions. i love zimbra and linux and want to learn it.