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How to change the default Zimbra theme for all users

May 26th, 2014 | By

Well this one is kind of a hack as you aren’t changing the default theme from Carbon to something else you are just renaming the directory name of one of the other themes to carbon(or creating a symlink) to fool zimbra into thinking a theme is carbon when it’s actually not.  Anyhow this is how
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Why is my zimbra.log full of maildrop errors?

May 25th, 2014 | By

Checked on my zimbra log today and found a ton of these: warning: mail_queue_enter: create file maildrop/858267.11154: No such file or directory   Now there could be two solutions to this problem, for me it was as simple as going into /opt/zimbra/bin and running #postfix stop checking for any lingering postfix processes that aren’t shutting
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Fixing error on Mail Queues page in Zimbra web admin

May 25th, 2014 | By

So the last problem with the Web admin area in Zimbra was in the Mail Queues section.   It spit out this lovely error when trying to access it:   2014-05-25 15:02:58,681 INFO [qtp1448456120-7560:https:///service/admin/soap/GetMailQueueInfoRequest] [name=admin@mail. .com;mid=1;ip=;ua=ZimbraWebClient – GC35 (Win);] SoapEngine – handler exception com.zimbra.common.service.ServiceException: system failure: exception during auth {RemoteManager: mail. .com->zimbra@mail. .com:22} Which looked
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How to get the Zimbra web admin stats to work after installing Zimbra 8 onto a Debian 6 server

May 25th, 2014 | By

So yesterday we got Zimbra 8 up and running on our Debian 6 machine with mysql and apache but now I’ve noticed that while I can log into the web admin at port 7071 nothing works Even though all services are running and I can confirm that in the CLI the web interface is telling
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Setting up email forwards in Zimbra with zmprov

May 24th, 2014 | By

http://www.zimbra.com/forums/administrators/10857-how-create-mail-forward-only.html   The best way to do this is a way where you aren’t creating additional accounts for each forward as some zimbra licenses have limited accounts.  What you want to do is setup distribution lists like so: # zmprov createDistributionList user@domain.com # zmprov addDistributionListMember user@domain.com someone@else.com   Now keep in mind you have to add the domain
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How to add a new domain to a Zimbra install and then a new account to the domain

May 24th, 2014 | By

Ok, so you’ve got your zimbra server pretty much up and running and seeing as you’re just like me and had to take a production email server offline and retrofit it like this you have a dozen or two busy email accounts that have been rejecting emails for the past 12 hours and that needs
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Migrating away from postfix/dovecot to Zimbra 8 on a Debian 6 server

May 24th, 2014 | By

What a better way to spend a glorious sunny saturday afternoon than trying to get a very complicated open source exchange platform to run on a production server powered by an OS that isn’t supported?  As with all things me, there’s no easy way to go about doing this so I’m digging in my heels
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Browser hijacked? Random tabs created with ads? Think it’s malware? Think again

May 24th, 2014 | By

So the past couple of weeks I’ve gone through a fun little experience that looked a lot like a malware infection that I couldn’t be cleaned.  I ran every tool in the book and nothing seemed to prevent these tabs from opening up in Chrome with links to these bullshit pages telling me to upgrade
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Setting up your own ssl certs for your Debian powered dovecot/postfix mail server

May 2nd, 2014 | By

Fairly painless process, many thanks Workaround for these instructions Dovecot Here comes the command to create a Dovecot certificate: openssl req -new -x509 -days 3650 -nodes -out /etc/ssl/certs/dovecot.pem -keyout /etc/ssl/private/dovecot.pem What you enter in the fields is entirely your choice. The only notable exception is the “Common Name” which has to be exactly the name
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How to fix broken windows explorer icons

Mar 21st, 2014 | By

So system mechanic did something today that broke all of my windows explorer folder icons inside of my box sync folder for some reason.. Not sure what it did but the fix was pretty painless and can be found in this video below: