Hi All -
I have been doing some testing of Zimbra Network Edition 4.0.4 over the last week or so and seem to have figured out just about everything I need. I have run in to just one problem and I am very nervous, since I have searched the forums and can't seem to find a valid solution.
I have a number of servers and this number is growing by the day. When I add a new server today, I add an MX record for the server to go to my mail server and in sendmail, I add that hostname to a file which allows the mail server to accept mail for that new host. Then mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org ends up at that person's account on the mail server. Pretty simple and it "just works".
So far, I have not found a quick way to do this on Zimbra. The only solution I have found thus far is to add a new domain to the zimbra server and add an alias for each and every account to that new domain. As we are currently putting new machines up on a pretty regular basis, doing this for each new machine for each user is a complicated and very time consuming process.
So the question I pose is, am I just missing something and I can say host.domain.com is just an alias for domain.com and send all the mail for a person at that host to the domain or is the only solution in the product today to do what I said above?
I've really liked what I have seen with Zimbra thus far, but if it is the only solution, I will be moving Zimbra off my list of potentials, which saddens me, but the workload involved is significantly more than what has to be done today.
Thanks for any help!