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    Default Zimbra 8 can you stop admins viewing users mail

    Hi,

    Recently installed the Zimbra 8 beta and I have noticed that a administrator viewing the admin client accounts tab can simply right click any user and select view mail.
    This essentially logs the admin in as that user without any password.
    Our company wants to host and offer Zimbra as a saas product when its GA and so this could be problematic with clients if there is no way to stop it.

    Please any feedback will be appreciated

    Many Thanks,
    Carl

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    I have the inverse isue, I have zimbra 8 GA and i can't find any way to "View Mail" using admin gui

    sorry....
    http://www.zimbra.com/forums/adminis...anymore-3.html

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    you need to make sure you are in the Admin Console... not just logged into the admin email account. on the top right corner there will be somethign thats says "Admin Console" or similar... click it and you will have to log in again... then click users, and then on a user... then there should be a "View Mail" button.

    As far as the OP goes... not sure why this would be a problem...in a SAAS environment I wouldn't think a customer would have Admin access anyways... kind of defeats the whole "service" aspect if they have to administer it themselves... and if they can adminster it... then they can administer your entire zimbra server... which means things will get messy quick (in my experience!).

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    If you're running the Network Edition, you can grant admin privs per-domain, so you wouldn't be granting them access to admin the entire server. You can also disable the Read Mail function via the same mechanism. See the Delegated Administration section in the docs.
    Last edited by justdave; 10-19-2012 at 09:42 PM. Reason: spelling correction

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    I have a Zimbra 8.0.0 Open Source Edition on a test server, but, I cant use "view mail", has it been disabled on Open Source Edition for 8.x?

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    last time i check its no longer available in the Open source edition
    With Jah Jah
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    Sorry... but a little confused... are you saying that the "View Mail" feature is removed from Zimbra 8.x for Open Source edition???? If so then I guess it's a good thing we didn't make the upgrade yet...

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    Maumar,

    yeahh I saw that and was ready to post back here, thanks anyway.

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    thanks maumar


    thats unfortunate... looks like i'll hold off on the 8.x upgrade for a while then (already had enough problems with my last 7.x upgrade... )... maybe it will be fixed in a future 8.x release?

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