Installing the Zimbra mail server

Until now, we have installed Postfix, Dovecot, spam-assassin, and other tools separately. In this recipe, we will learn how to install the Zimbra collaboration server, which covers all tools in a single package. The Zimbra server contains Postfix, MySQL, OpenLDAP, ClamAV, and Spam-Assassin, Calendar, and various other features. Zimbra provides a paid option as well as an open source version. We will be installing an open source version of the Zimbra server in single server mode.

Getting ready

As always, you will need access to a root account or an account with sudo privileges.

For Zimbra to work properly, you will need the following minimum configuration for your server:

  • At least 1.5 GHz of CPU 2 GHz recommended

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