Canonical Address

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Canonical Address

Postby Bill Brock » Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:50 pm

When setting up a user, there is a field on the first page labeled Canonical Address.
What is it and what is it used for?


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Canonical Address

Postby mmorse » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:23 pm

The canonical address displays in the 'From:" field of messages that are sent.
So say your user account is: last@domain.com
You could have a canonical to make it permanently look like mail is coming from: first.last@domain.com
To take the place of a fixed canonical address you can also user mail identities (in the option tab of each user) so the user can select when they want to appear as first.last@domain.com or first.m.last@domain.com or just last@domain.com

Mail Identities are for appearing to be signed in to another service-So from zimbra you could send mail as user@gmail.com without switching clients/browsers/etc.

However that would only take care of sending, you would need an alias to receive mail at first.m.last@domain.com or first.last@domain.com.


You can have some interesting setup's domain wide as well:

ManagingDomains">http://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=ManagingDomains>ManagingDomains - ZimbraWiki
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Canonical Address

Postby GEN » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:10 pm

I have been trying to find an email which I think is a canonical address because I cant seem to find the real name of the person who has been sending me emails. How do I go about finding who it is?
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Canonical Address

Postby Hivos » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:44 pm

This search from the admin console should give you the result:



(zimbraMailCanonicalAddress=mysteryAddress@yourdomain.com)
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Canonical Address

Postby GEN » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:17 am

I tried that and it said that no research results. Am I putting it wrong on the search maybe? I input it on the search as: zimbramailcanonicaladdress=(here I put the email address) and it came up no search results.


[quote user="Hivos"]This search from the admin console should give you the result:



(zimbraMailCanonicalAddress=mysteryAddress@yourdomain.com)
[/QUOTE]
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Canonical Address

Postby ArcaneMagus » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:29 pm

Did you remember the () ?
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Canonical Address

Postby GEN » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:14 pm

[quote user="ArcaneMagus"]Did you remember the () ?[/QUOTE]
yes and no results. :( But thank you. I just dont understand how this person is dong this without me knowing who it is.
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Canonical Address

Postby ArcaneMagus » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:16 pm

Try this:
grep mysteryuser@domain.tld /var/log/mail.log
if they have sent you mail recently, if not try looking in the archived mail.log files.
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Canonical Address

Postby GEN » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:26 pm

[quote user="ArcaneMagus"]Try this:
grep mysteryuser@domain.tld /var/log/mail.log
if they have sent you mail recently, if not try looking in the archived mail.log files.[/QUOTE]
no it didnt work. I am starting to wonder if I am doing it wrong. Where it says mysteryuser@doman, This is where I put the email address that I received, right?
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Canonical Address

Postby ArcaneMagus » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:05 pm

Yes, you might want to post the headers of one of these messages.

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