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    Default Fedora 11 preparation for incoming mail

    Hello,

    I am about to install the Zimbra on Fedora 11.
    I would like to use similar configuration as I have on another Windows 2003 machine, it is very simple, but I don't know how to do that in Linux.

    For outgoing email we use server smtp.mycompany.net

    For incoming all I need to do on Windows is My Computer properties -> Computer name change -> More.. -> Primary DNS suffix -> mycompany.net -> check "Change primary DNS.."
    Then install SMTP service and job is done.

    That makes all emails send to address@mymachine.mycompany.net to be delivered to the machine and can be relayed to any email system.

    Can I do the same stuff on the Linux? And will it work for Zimbra?

    Another issue is that my network card is DHCP only and I would not have FQDN if I go for static address, or can I set this up as well?

    Thanks in advance

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    Zimbra can be configured to use another SMTP server for all delivery, or another SMTP server for relaying messages to the outside world.

    As an aside, personally I wouldn't recommend Fedora 11 for a Zimbra install. Yes, it is one of the supported OS'es, but to me Fedora is more of a cutting edge Linux desktop OS. If you want to stick to Red Hat or one of its derivatives check out CentOS, which is essentially RHEL and much more of a server OS. Or if you don't care about Red Hat specific, you could always use supported Operating Systems (Debian, SuSE, and Ubuntu) -- check the Downloads page for supported versions.

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