Learning Zimbra Server Essentials

Learning Zimbra Server Essentials
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  • 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

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 136 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : October 2013
ISBN : 1783281391
ISBN 13 : 9781783281398
Author(s) : Abdelmonam Kouka
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Single Server Installation
Chapter 2: Multiserver Installation
Chapter 3: Securing Zimbra
Chapter 4: Managing Configuration
Chapter 5: Configuring User Accounts
Chapter 6: Monitoring the Zimbra Server
  • Chapter 1: Single Server Installation
    • The prerequisites for Zimbra
      • Preparing the environment
      • Assumptions
      • System requirements
      • Installing the Ubuntu server
      • Preparing the OS (Ubuntu server) for the Zimbra installation
      • DNS configuration
    • Zimbra installation
      • Preinstallation
      • Installation
    • Running Zimbra for the first time
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2: Multiserver Installation
    • The prerequisites for Zimbra
    • Preparing the environment
      • Multiserver configuration examples
      • Assumptions
      • System requirements
      • Installing the Ubuntu server
      • Preparing Ubuntu for Zimbra installation
      • DNS configuration
      • Additional network configuration on the MTA server
      • Syncing servers
    • Installing Zimbra
      • Understanding the prerequisites
      • Package installation
        • Installing the first Zimbra server – LDAP master server
        • Installing Zimbra MTA on a server
    • Post installation
    • Running Zimbra for the first time
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Securing Zimbra
    • Problems and issues
    • Internal solutions
      • Enabling DSPAM
      • Updating ClamAV independently of Zimbra updates
        • Step 1 – backing up your existing release
        • Step 2 – updating
      • Using ASSP with Zimbra
      • Improving SpamAssassin
        • salocal.cf.in
        • Sender Policy Framework (SPF)
        • Razor2
        • Pyzor
        • How to configure SpamAssassin
        • Adding DCC
    • External solutions
      • Barracuda spam and virus firewall
        • MailCleaner
        • IronPort
        • Maia Mailguard
        • Untangle
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Managing Configuration
    • Understanding global configuration management
      • General global settings
      • Attachments
      • Global MTA settings
      • Global IMAP and POP settings
      • Configuration per COS
    • Managing server settings
      • General information
      • Services
      • MTA
      • IMAP/POP
    • Managing SSL certificates
      • Checking installed certificates
      • Installing certificates
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: Monitoring the Zimbra Server
    • Prerequisites
    • Monitoring servers
      • Review server status
      • Enable or disable server services
      • Server performance statistics
      • Configuring disk space notifications
      • Monitoring servers
    • Monitoring mailbox quotas
      • View quotas
      • Increase or decrease quotas
    • Monitoring authentication
      • Monitoring authentication failures
      • Viewing logfiles
    • Summary

Abdelmonam Kouka

Abdelmonam Kouka is a Tunisian computer engineer. He got his engineering diploma in computer science in 2007 from one of the best engineering schools in Tunisia (ENSI), After this he got a master's degree in Information Security from the same school (ENSI) in 2009 and a master's degree in free and open source software from ISI/UVT in 2011. Starting from 2012 and until writing this book, he was a student at master level in Innovation Management (DICAMP.eu project). He is not only a nonstop student; in fact, after getting his engineering degree in 2007, and in parallel to his masters marathon, he started working as a software developer in HR Access, and then a Zimbra consultant in another company. After that he came back to development with Alcatel-Lucent as a Java/JEE developer to finish with Alcatel-Lucent as an IP/MPLS Expert. He left Alcatel-Lucent in December 2012 to launch in partnership with his friend Ayed Akrout, their own startup TAC-TIC (www.tac-tic.net), which provides ICT services such as software development, open source consulting, and IP/MPLS engineering and support. Starting with his engineering study period and during all his professional experience, he was an open source activist, a member/co-founder of Ubuntu-tn community, Sabily community, and APOS association; he was also a member of Linux Arabic Community, Arabeyes, CULLT, DFSA, and a lot of other open source clubs and associations and initiatives.
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What you will learn from this book

  • Prepare the environment for Zimbra installation (OS & networks)
  • Install Zimbra in single server mode and multi-server mode
  • Enhance security inside the Zimbra server
  • Manage and customize your user account
  • Configure and administrate the Zimbra server
  • Monitor the Zimbra server

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.


A standard tutorial approach which will guide the readers on all of the intricacies of the Zimbra Server.

Who this book is for

If you are any kind of Zimbra user, this book will be useful for you, from newbies to experts who would like to learn how to setup a Zimbra server. If you are an IT administrator or consultant who is exploring the idea of adopting, or have already adopted Zimbra as your mail server, then this book is for you. No prior knowledge of Zimbra is required.

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