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    As a newbee to all this stuff I have to ask you pros wether my idea is totaly crazy or wether it might be possible to achive.

    I don't actually want zimbra to be my mailsever. I "just" want it to be my mailbox server.
    Let me explain: I've got email accounts on 2 different mailservers, which are out of my administrative juristiction. But I want to have my emails on a central server in order to access them from different clients/workstations (PC, laptop, mobile). But I still want to be able to send an email using my usual mailaccounts.
    So I guess I want zimbra to relay emails I want to send to the actual mailservers as well as receive emails from my actual mailservers and put them into my centralized mailbox.

    I hope I described sufficiently..

    thx for your help in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHelsing View Post
    As a newbee to all this stuff I have to ask you pros wether my idea is totaly crazy or wether it might be possible to achive.

    I don't actually want zimbra to be my mailsever. I "just" want it to be my mailbox server.
    Let me explain: I've got email accounts on 2 different mailservers, which are out of my administrative juristiction. But I want to have my emails on a central server in order to access them from different clients/workstations (PC, laptop, mobile). But I still want to be able to send an email using my usual mailaccounts.
    So I guess I want zimbra to relay emails I want to send to the actual mailservers as well as receive emails from my actual mailservers and put them into my centralized mailbox
    You can certainly do that but why not just use Zimbra Desktop on your client PCs? It means you don't have the expense, hassle and necessary maintenance of running a server 24/7 just to collect your email.
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    But how can zimbra desktop use the same - for lack of a better word - pst file without a server? I mean: I want to have all infos at every client: email (in and outgoing), calendar entries, contacts, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHelsing View Post
    But how can zimbra desktop use the same - for lack of a better word - pst file without a server?
    It would have a server, you've already said you have accounts on two mail servers - you connect to those server to get your mail.

    Quote Originally Posted by VanHelsing View Post
    I mean: I want to have all infos at every client: email (in and outgoing), calendar entries, contacts, etc.
    They would synchronise with your current mail server and therefore up-to-date, you would need the client on each PC (as I mentioned above). Feel free to use ZCS if you want, I'm just trying to offer you a more simple method of managing your email.
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    my current email servers don't provide for calendars and contact saving. plus usually sent email are only saved on the client from which the mail was sent.

    running the server is not a problem. I got more than one server running.

    can you please point to how I can do relaying. and is it possible to do the following: let's assume that zimbra runs in a domain called zimbradomain.com and one of my mail accounts is at mydomain.com. As I got it, I need to have an account at zimbradomain.com in order to be able to use the mailbox server. Is it possible to send an email via my zimbra server and have the email get to the receiver with the sender adress mydomain.com.
    and can I have zimbra receive emails from mydomain.com and put them into my mailbox with my zimbra user at zimbradomain.com ?

    gosh this sounds all so complicated. hope I made myself clear...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHelsing View Post
    my current email servers don't provide for calendars and contact saving.
    If you'd have said that in the first place, my original answer would have been different.

    Quote Originally Posted by VanHelsing View Post
    can you please point to how I can do relaying. and is it possible to do the following: let's assume that zimbra runs in a domain called zimbradomain.com and one of my mail accounts is at mydomain.com. As I got it, I need to have an account at zimbradomain.com in order to be able to use the mailbox server. Is it possible to send an email via my zimbra server and have the email get to the receiver with the sender adress mydomain.com.
    The answer to that would be a feature called "Persona", take a look at the documentation and have a search of the forums to see what you need to do for that (it is fairly straightforward).

    Quote Originally Posted by VanHelsing View Post
    and can I have zimbra receive emails from mydomain.com and put them into my mailbox with my zimbra user at zimbradomain.com ?
    You can either use and external tool called "fetchmail" (have a search of the forums and wiki for details) to get the mail from your external servers or your email account on the Zimbra server has the facility to download the mail from as many external accounts as you like and drop the mail into your Inbox or separate folders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    or your email account on the Zimbra server has the facility to download the mail from as many external accounts as you like and drop the mail into your Inbox or separate folders.
    that sounds terrific! how can I do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHelsing View Post
    that sounds terrific! how can I do that?
    Go to the Preferences/Accounts tab for the account.
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    thx. that did help alot!
    I was able to include one of my mail accounts now, the one that is at my private ISP.

    I have however another issue: My business mail account is on a server within the local network. that server doesn't have an MX record and therefore can not be adresse externally. so far so bad. if I try to set the mail-server at this external (although it kinda is an internal) account to 192.168.200.1 I get on testing the following error: d2:CN16:imap.example.com1:O0:2:OU11:IMAP server6:accept4:true5:alias30:192.168.200.1:897D72 B6B11C4C924:fromi1130638247000e4:host13:192.168.20 0.13:icn16:imap.example.com2:io0:3:iou11:IMAP server3:md532:0E62FEC19C94C0D549B89BEFB88514C78:mi smatch5:false1:s16:897D72B6B11C4C924:sha140:36785D EA8DC7406BAC0EB6C93A9967562753DBCE2:toi11621742470 00ee

    when checking the mailbox.log the exception looks like this:

    2011-10-10 13:59:53,201 WARN [btpool0-46://mail.football-db.com/service/soap/TestDataSourceRequest] [name=andreas@football-db.com;mid=3;ip=192.168.19.207;ua=ZimbraWebClient - FF3.0 (Win)/7.1.3_GA_3346;] datasource - Test failed: DataSource: { id=TestId, type=pop3, isEnabled=false, name=Test, host=192.168.200.1, port=110, connectionType=cleartext, username=schabmann, folderId=-1 }
    com.zimbra.common.service.ServiceException: system failure: Unable to connect to POP3 server: DataSource: { id=TestId, type=pop3, isEnabled=false, name=Test, host=192.168.200.1, port=110, connectionType=cleartext, username=schabmann, folderId=-1 }
    ExceptionId:btpool0-46://mail.football-db.com/service/soap/TestDataSourceRequest:1318247993201:8ba80664bf0029 2d
    Code:service.FAILURE
    at com.zimbra.common.service.ServiceException.FAILURE (ServiceException.java:248)
    at com.zimbra.cs.datasource.Pop3Sync.connect(Pop3Sync .java:156)
    at com.zimbra.cs.datasource.Pop3Sync.test(Pop3Sync.ja va:109)
    at com.zimbra.cs.datasource.DataSourceManager.test(Da taSourceManager.java:208)
    at com.zimbra.cs.service.mail.TestDataSource.handle(T estDataSource.java:129)
    at com.zimbra.soap.SoapEngine.dispatchRequest(SoapEng ine.java:412)
    at com.zimbra.soap.SoapEngine.dispatch(SoapEngine.jav a:287)
    at com.zimbra.soap.SoapEngine.dispatch(SoapEngine.jav a:158)
    at com.zimbra.soap.SoapServlet.doWork(SoapServlet.jav a:294)
    at com.zimbra.soap.SoapServlet.doPost(SoapServlet.jav a:215)
    at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet .java:725)
    at com.zimbra.cs.servlet.ZimbraServlet.service(Zimbra Servlet.java:208)
    at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet .java:814)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHolder.handle(Ser vletHolder.java:511)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedCha in.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1166)
    at com.zimbra.cs.servlet.SetHeaderFilter.doFilter(Set HeaderFilter.java:79)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedCha in.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1157)
    at org.mortbay.servlet.UserAgentFilter.doFilter(UserA gentFilter.java:81)
    at org.mortbay.servlet.GzipFilter.doFilter(GzipFilter .java:132)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedCha in.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1157)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler.handle(Se rvletHandler.java:388)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.security.SecurityHandler.handle( SecurityHandler.java:218)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.SessionHandler.handle(Se ssionHandler.java:182)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.handler.ContextHandler.handle(Co ntextHandler.java:765)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext.handle(WebA ppContext.java:422)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.handler.ContextHandlerCollection .handle(ContextHandlerCollection.java:230)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.handler.HandlerCollection.handle (HandlerCollection.java:114)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.handler.HandlerWrapper.handle(Ha ndlerWrapper.java:152)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.handler.rewrite.RewriteHandler.h andle(RewriteHandler.java:230)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.handler.HandlerWrapper.handle(Ha ndlerWrapper.java:152)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.handler.DebugHandler.handle(Debu gHandler.java:77)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.handler.HandlerWrapper.handle(Ha ndlerWrapper.java:152)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.Server.handle(Server.java:326)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.HttpConnection.handleRequest(Htt pConnection.java:583)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.HttpConnection$RequestHandler.co ntent(HttpConnection.java:986)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.HttpParser.parseNext(HttpParser. java:756)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.HttpParser.parseAvailable(HttpPa rser.java:218)
    at org.mortbay.jetty.HttpConnection.handle(HttpConnec tion.java:414)
    at org.mortbay.io.nio.SelectChannelEndPoint.run(Selec tChannelEndPoint.java:429)
    at org.mortbay.thread.BoundedThreadPool$PoolThread.ru n(BoundedThreadPool.java:451)
    Caused by: javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: java.security.cert.CertificateException: d2:CN16:imap.example.com1:O0:2:OU11:IMAP server6:accept4:true5:alias30:192.168.200.1:897D72 B6B11C4C924:fromi1130638247000e4:host13:192.168.20 0.13:icn16:imap.example.com2:io0:3:iou11:IMAP server3:md532:0E62FEC19C94C0D549B89BEFB88514C78:mi smatch5:false1:s16:897D72B6B11C4C924:sha140:36785D EA8DC7406BAC0EB6C93A9967562753DBCE2:toi11621742470 00ee
    at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Alerts.getSSLExceptio n(Alerts.java:174)
    at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.fatal(S SLSocketImpl.java:1649)
    at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Handshaker.fatalSE(Ha ndshaker.java:241)
    at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Handshaker.fatalSE(Ha ndshaker.java:235)
    at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.ClientHandshaker.serv erCertificate(ClientHandshaker.java:1206)
    at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.ClientHandshaker.proc essMessage(ClientHandshaker.java:136)
    at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Handshaker.processLoo p(Handshaker.java:593)
    at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Handshaker.process_re cord(Handshaker.java:529)
    at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.readRec ord(SSLSocketImpl.java:893)
    at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.perform InitialHandshake(SSLSocketImpl.java:1138)
    at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.startHa ndshake(SSLSocketImpl.java:1165)
    at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.startHa ndshake(SSLSocketImpl.java:1149)
    at com.zimbra.common.net.CustomSSLSocket.startHandsha ke(CustomSSLSocket.java:90)
    at com.zimbra.cs.mailclient.MailConnection.startTls(M ailConnection.java:100)
    at com.zimbra.cs.mailclient.MailConnection.connect(Ma ilConnection.java:84)
    at com.zimbra.cs.datasource.Pop3Sync.connect(Pop3Sync .java:148)
    ... 38 more
    Caused by: java.security.cert.CertificateException: d2:CN16:imap.example.com1:O0:2:OU11:IMAP server6:accept4:true5:alias30:192.168.200.1:897D72 B6B11C4C924:fromi1130638247000e4:host13:192.168.20 0.13:icn16:imap.example.com2:io0:3:iou11:IMAP server3:md532:0E62FEC19C94C0D549B89BEFB88514C78:mi smatch5:false1:s16:897D72B6B11C4C924:sha140:36785D EA8DC7406BAC0EB6C93A9967562753DBCE2:toi11621742470 00ee
    at com.zimbra.common.net.CustomTrustManager.checkServ erTrusted(CustomTrustManager.java:90)
    at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.ClientHandshaker.serv erCertificate(ClientHandshaker.java:1198)
    ... 49 more

    seems to me that SSL is the problem. even though I didn't check the use SSL check-box ...

    any hint on how I can resolve this?

    thx

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