Linux / Freebsd

How to Fix Error code: service.FAILURE Method: [unknown] Details:soap:Receiver in Zimbra

Sep 9th, 2014 | By

Finally solved this issue so figured I’d share.  For me it was because I had the zimbra user’s shell set to /usr/sbin/nologin when it needed to be /bin/sh Also if you don’t have openSSH installed you’re going to need that running



How to transfer rules/filters from one zimbra account to another

May 28th, 2014 | By

Well it would appear that the vast majority of links and literature on this subject is outdated and no longer working although it’s not terribly broken it just needs a slight tweak which I’ll post below.  A big thanks to the guys over here: http://www.spheron1.co.uk/2011/06/27/zimbra-mailbox-importexport-and-migration-of-e-mail-filter-rules/ for having the only working solution i found   So first
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How to migrate a maildir imap email (vmail/postfix/dovecot) account over to Zimbra

May 27th, 2014 | By

Compared to migrating a local pop3 account and folder structure over this one is as simple as cake.  Let’s say you have the remnants of your postfix/dovecot vmail server kicking around, you just finished setting up Zimbra and have it up and running but now you want to recreate all of your folder structure and
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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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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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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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