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    How can I can force Zimbra to forward mails or newly created mails destined to a particular FQDN or IP (of the correct email server) ?

    Like for example, i want to force my Zimbra to send all mails bearing "@mailserver.com" in its recipient's address to the IP address or FQDN of the email server hosting the said account.

    All the rest shall take the normal path or what the DNS dictates.

    Can someone explain further what this set of commands below do exactly?
    $ zmprov md example.com zimbraMailCatchAllAddress @example.com
    $ zmprov md example.com zimbraMailCatchAllForwardingAddress @example.com
    $ zmprov md example.com zimbraMailTransport smtp:mail.example.com
    Also, if ever I tried these scripts and failed and I simply want to revert back to the earlier config, how can I undo the said configurations?
    Last edited by emcampos; 02-28-2009 at 11:14 PM.

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    These commands let you have a Split Domain configuration. After doing this, Zimbra will first try to deliver the mail on it's own server, then, when it can't find the user, it will deliver the mail on the SMTP server specified in your last command.

    This will let you have one domain on two (or more) servers, great for migration period or when you don't want all your users on Zimbra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emcampos View Post
    How can I can force Zimbra to forward mails or newly created mails destined to a particular FQDN or IP (of the correct email server) ?

    Like for example, i want to force my Zimbra to send all mails bearing "@mailserver.com" in its recipient's address to the IP address or FQDN of the email server hosting the said account.

    All the rest shall take the normal path or what the DNS dictates.
    Zimbra will deliver all mail vai DNS.

    Quote Originally Posted by emcampos View Post
    Can someone explain further what this set of commands below do exactly?

    Also, if ever I tried these scripts and failed and I simply want to revert back to the earlier config, how can I undo the said configurations?
    They're used to set a 'catch-all' addressed as explained in the wiki article you got the commands from. It will accept ALL mail even if it's for a non-existent address and is a spammers dream. Do not use them unless you are using a Split Domain migration otheriwse you will get more spam in the system.
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