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Learning Zimbra Server Essentials

Book Description

Learn to use the robust Zimbra server like a pro using this practical, hands-on guide

  • Understand the intricacies of operating the Zimbra server

  • Learn to collaborate Zimbra with Cloud, both public and private

  • Quick tips and tricks to configure and administrate your own server without the need for an external resource

In Detail

Zimbra is known as one of the most famous open source mail servers in the world. It is a turn-key solution that contains everything needed to set up a mail server (MTA, AV/AS, Directory, Web server, Database server) based on open source components. Zimbra is suitable for any size of organisation/company, from five mail accounts start-ups to multinational 200,000 mail account companies.

Learning Zimbra Server Essentials is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a clear step-by-step process to install and manage a Zimbra server, which will help you take advantage of the real power of Zimbra, without being an expert on it.

Using this hands-on guide, you will start by learning how to prepare the environment for the Zimbra server (for both cases: single server and multi-server), and run it. Then the book will take you through a number of clear, practical recipes that will help you to master the various functionalities of the Zimbra server. You will learn how to prepare the environment for Zimbra installation, how to setup the OS, how to configure DNS and networks, and how to choose the right options for your installation. You will also get tips to customize, administrate, and monitor it. You will learn everything you need to setup a working Zimbra server without the need of an external resource to help you.

Table of Contents

  1. Learning Zimbra Server Essentials
    1. Table of Contents
    2. Learning Zimbra Server Essentials
    3. Credits
    4. About the Author
    5. About the Reviewers
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
      2. Why Subscribe?
      3. Free Access for Packt account holders
    7. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Downloading the example code
        2. Errata
        3. Piracy
        4. Questions
    8. 1. Single Server Installation
      1. The prerequisites for Zimbra
        1. Preparing the environment
        2. Assumptions
        3. System requirements
        4. Installing the Ubuntu server
        5. Preparing the OS (Ubuntu server) for the Zimbra installation
        6. DNS configuration
      2. Zimbra installation
        1. Preinstallation
        2. Installation
      3. Running Zimbra for the first time
      4. Summary
    9. 2. Multiserver Installation
      1. The prerequisites for Zimbra
      2. Preparing the environment
        1. Multiserver configuration examples
        2. Assumptions
        3. System requirements
        4. Installing the Ubuntu server
        5. Preparing Ubuntu for Zimbra installation
        6. DNS configuration
        7. Additional network configuration on the MTA server
        8. Syncing servers
      3. Installing Zimbra
        1. Understanding the prerequisites
        2. Package installation
          1. Installing the first Zimbra server – LDAP master server
          2. Installing Zimbra MTA on a server
      4. Post installation
      5. Running Zimbra for the first time
      6. Summary
    10. 3. Securing Zimbra
      1. Problems and issues
      2. Internal solutions
        1. Enabling DSPAM
        2. Updating ClamAV independently of Zimbra updates
          1. Step 1 – backing up your existing release
          2. Step 2 – updating
        3. Using ASSP with Zimbra
        4. Improving SpamAssassin
            1. Blacklists and whitelists
            2. Basic rules
            3. Meta rules
          2. Sender Policy Framework (SPF)
          3. Razor2
            1. Configuring Razor2
          4. Pyzor
            1. Installing Pyzor
            2. Configuring Pyzor
          5. How to configure SpamAssassin
          6. Adding DCC
      3. External solutions
        1. Barracuda spam and virus firewall
          1. MailCleaner
          2. IronPort
          3. Maia Mailguard
          4. Untangle
      4. Summary
    11. 4. Managing Configuration
      1. Understanding global configuration management
        1. General global settings
        2. Attachments
        3. Global MTA settings
        4. Global IMAP and POP settings
        5. Configuration per COS
      2. Managing server settings
        1. General information
        2. Services
        3. MTA
        4. IMAP/POP
      3. Managing SSL certificates
        1. Checking installed certificates
        2. Installing certificates
      4. Summary
    12. 5. Configuring User Accounts
      1. Managing user accounts
        1. Creating user accounts
        2. Creating aliases
        3. Creating distribution lists
        4. Creating resources
      2. Customizing accounts
      3. Summary
    13. 6. Monitoring the Zimbra Server
      1. Prerequisites
      2. Monitoring servers
        1. Review server status
        2. Enable or disable server services
        3. Server performance statistics
        4. Configuring disk space notifications
        5. Monitoring servers
      3. Monitoring mailbox quotas
        1. View quotas
        2. Increase or decrease quotas
      4. Monitoring authentication
        1. Monitoring authentication failures
        2. Viewing logfiles
      5. Summary
    14. Index