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    Default What exactly: or

    OK, so I went through the problems with DNS, MX, etc. Everything was fixed, and my DNS records look as follows: NS Default A Default A Default A Default A Default CNAME Default MX 38400 10
    And my /etc/hosts file: localhost.localdomain localhost
    # Auto-generated hostname. Please do not remove this comment. zimbra
    During the installation, I had the following error:

    DNS ERROR resolving MX for
    It is suggested that the domain name have an MX record configured in DNS
    Re-Enter domain name? [Yes]
    Create domain: []
    So I typed "" instead of "" as was suggested here:

    Installation was successful, but the login page was on..., not on Why? I turned off Apache before installation. Perhaps I should remove it and let Zimbra install it? Also, there was on port conflict detected during the installation.

    Edit: It was suggested to install Apache on different port: Would that solve the problem with this? But then again, Apache was turned off and there were no conflicts with ports.
    Last edited by mr.interested; 02-01-2011 at 07:05 AM.

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    When your domain is "", the Zimbra installer likes to set the default domain to the fqdn of the Zimbra server, e.g. "".

    Most folks aren't interested in using a domain called "" and never set up DNS records for it, so the installer complains there is no MX record for the domain and suggests changing the domain.

    What we have found to be the easiest thing to do is as follows:
    1. Configure the installer to use e.g. "" as the default domain.
    2. After the installer completes and Zimbra is running, add the alias domain "" to the domain "".
    3. Finally, check things like the From: address for notifications and change them from things like "" to "".

    (Probably I don't need to say this, but just to be absolutely 100% clear you should use your own company's domain, not the example "" above!) :-)

    Hope that helps,

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