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Zimbra: Implement, Administer and Manage

David Touitou, Marty Resnick

Get your organization up and running with Zimbra, fast
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847192080
Paperback220 pages

About This Book

  • Get your organization up and running with Zimbra, fast
  • Administer the Zimbra server and work with the Zimbra web client
  • Protect your Zimbra installation from hackers, spammers, and viruses
  • Access Zimbra from Microsoft Outlook


Who This Book Is For

Administrators working with Zimbra on Linux or Mac OS X. Administrators who want to set up Zimbra for use in small/medium businesses.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing Zimbra
More than Just Email
Introducing Zimbra
What's in a Name?
Building Better Collaboration
The Benefits of Zimbra
Chapter 2: Installing Zimbra
Before the Installation
Installing on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Installing on SUSE ES 9
Installing on MAC OS X
Post-Installation Steps
Uninstalling Zimbra
Chapter 3: Administrating Zimbra
An Overview of the Administration Console
Server Management
User Management
Administering Zimbra from the Command Line
Chapter 4: The Zimbra Web Client
The Web Client System Requirements
A Bird's Eye View of the Web Client
Working with Email
Managing Schedules
The Zimbra Documents
Saving Time with the Zimbra Assistant
Saving Even More Time with Keyboard Shortcuts
Chapter 5: Securing Zimbra
Built-In Security
Securing the Operating System
Securing the Network
Chapter 6: Customizing Zimbra
Exploring User Options
Configuring POP Accounts
Configuring Mail Identities
Building Searches
Chapter 7: Zimbra and Outlook
The PST Import Wizard
The Zimbra Connector for Outlook
A Look at Zimbra Integration
Chapter 8: Zimbra on the Road
Preparing the Zimbra Server for Zimbra Mobile
Configuring Windows Mobile to Sync with Zimbra
Configuring Palm OS to Sync with Zimbra
Chapter 9: The World of Zimlets
An Overview of Zimlets
Mouse-Over Zimlet Example
Managing Zimlets
A Look at Configuring the RSS Zimlet
Chapter 10: Backup and Restore
Managing Backups
Restoring Mailboxes
Using the Command Line for Backups
Chapter 11: Keeping an Eye on Zimbra
The Need for Monitoring
Working with Mail Queues
Monitoring Log Files

What You Will Learn

  • Installing Zimbra on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, SUSE ES 9, and MAC OS X
  • Administering Zimbra from the command line
  • Creating a new domain, configuring global settings, and creating new accounts on Zimbra.
  • Securing Zimbra through built-in security, user security, securing the Operating System, and securing the network
  • Configuring Windows Mobile and Palm OS to sync with Zimbra
  • Integrating Zimbra with Microsoft Outlook
  • Integrating Zimlets into email and calendaring
  • Working with mail queues and monitoring log files

Chapter 1 provides a brief introduction to the Zimbra Collaboration Suite.

Chapter 2 guides you through installing Zimbra Collaboration Suite. The chapter will help you install Zimbra on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, SUSE ES 9, and MAC OS X. It will also provide you with some post-installation scripts and help you uninstall the Zimbra Collaboration Suite.

Chapter 3 introduces the basic functions of administering the Zimbra Collaboration Suite. You will learn how to create and modify user accounts, and server settings.

Chapter 4 focuses on Zimbra Ajax web client, which is the recommended client to take advantage of all the features and functionality that Zimbra has to offer. You will learn about web client system requirements, working with email, managing and sharing contacts, managing and sharing calendars, creating and sharing notebook pages, using the Zimbra Assistant, and using keyboard shortcuts.

Chapter 5 discusses the importance of securing your Zimbra environment and methods to do so. You will learn about Zimbra’s built-in security tools including: web client security, anti-spam, and anti-virus. The chapter then focuses on securing ports, disabling unnecessary services, and being sure to keep the system patched and updated on a regular basis. Lastly, it looks at securing the network with a discussion on creating a demilitarized zone (DMZ), configuring firewalls, and the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPN).

In Chapter 6, you will take an in depth look at customizing Zimbra from a user perspective. This chapter begins with a look at user options and then moves on to creating mail identities and aliases for users. Lastly, it looks at the powerful built-in Search Builder.

Chapter 7 focuses on using Zimbra on the desktop. Specifically, you will be looking at how to integrate Zimbra with Microsoft Outlook.

Chapter 8 discusses how to configure the Zimbra server to allow mobile access, as well as how to configure some of the most popular "smart phones" to act as a Zimbra Mobile client. Specifically, this chapter discusses preparing the Zimbra server for Zimbra Mobile, to allow users at both the Class of Service (COS) and user level permission to sync with the Zimbra server with their mobile devices, and configuring Windows Mobile and PalmOS to sync with Zimbra.

In Chapter 9, you will take a brief look at the third-party applications and "mash-ups" called Zimlets that are an effective set of tools and programs that add more functionality to the Zimbra Web Client.

Chapter 10 explores the various ways the system administrator could make sure that all mailboxes (including all of their information) are backed up on a regular and consistent basis.

Chapter 11 discusses the implementation and maintenance of the Zimbra Collaboration Suite and looks at a few built-in tools Zimbra provides. It also deals with working with and monitoring mail queues, and viewing three key log files for additional troubleshooting information.

In Detail

Zimbra is open-source server and client software for messaging and collaboration: email, group calendaring, contacts, and web document management and authoring. The Zimbra server is available for Linux, Mac OS X, appliances, and virtualization platforms. The Zimbra Web 2.0 Ajax client runs on Firefox, Safari, and IE, and features easy integration/mash-ups of web portals, business applications, and VoIP using web services.

This book shows readers how to install and configure Zimbra for use with the web client, Outlook, and mobile devices. Readers will learn about Zimbra Collaboration Suite architecture and get an overview of its Administration. The book covers setting up users, using Zimbra as your main email server, and security, spam, and virus issues. It wraps up by looking at some Zimlets – Zimbra mashups – as well as backing up and managing performance.


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