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    Default Test Without MX

    I tried to test Zimbra mail on my fedora 4 box but i dont have MX, is it possible to continue my installation.

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    Welcome to the forums.

    No, you need a correctly configured /etc/hosts file and a correct DNS records. You can set-up a local DNS server fairly easily.
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    Default Test without MX

    Thanks bro, can you please tell me what exactly ill do.

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    Well, you'll need to install BIND and make sure it's started. Next, search the forums for a thread titled 'DNS in a nutshell' and follow the instructions in that for setting up the config files. Check the Zimbra Quick start guide for the needed entries in your /etc/hosts file. That should be about it, post again if you have any problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix
    Welcome to the forums.

    No, you need a correctly configured /etc/hosts file and a correct DNS records. You can set-up a local DNS server fairly easily.
    You can install zimbra without a MX record. Before the installation make sure you configure the /etc/hosts file. The installation script will complain about not finding a MX record, but you can force to use a domain you prefer. After installation disable 'Enable DNS Lookups' in the admin console under 'global setting' -> 'MTA' tab.

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    Thanks for the help bro, i already install zimbra mail on my local network, what would be the next step shoukd i do to test if its working?

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    Create an account, and try to send an email to yourself. If it doesn't work then disable dns lookups.

    Good luck and enjoy zimbra

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