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Book Description

Get your organization up and running with Zimbra, fast

  • 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

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.

This compact, friendly Administrators Guide contains plenty of step-by-step instructions as well as useful references and checklists. It shows readers how to install and configure Zimbra for use with the web client, Outlook, and mobile devices.

Table of Contents

  1. Zimbra
  2. Credits
  3. About the Author
  4. About the Co-author
  5. About the Reviewer
  6. Preface
    1. What This Book Covers
    2. What You Need for This Book
      1. Hardware
      2. Software
    3. Who This Book is for
    4. Conventions
    5. Reader Feedback
    6. Customer Support
      1. Errata
      2. Questions
  7. 1. Introducing Zimbra
    1. More than Just Email
    2. Introducing Zimbra
    3. What's in a Name?
    4. Building Better Collaboration
      1. Front-End
      2. Back-End
    5. The Benefits of Zimbra
    6. Summary
  8. 2. Installing Zimbra
    1. Before the Installation
      1. Hardware
      2. Software
      3. Editing the HOSTS File
      4. Configuring DNS
      5. Turning Off Sendmail
    2. Installing on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
      1. Installing the Red Hat Operating System
      2. Installing Zimbra Collaboration Suite
    3. Installing on SUSE ES 9
      1. Preparing SUSE ES 9 for Zimbra
    4. Installing on MAC OS X
      1. Preparing MAC OS X Server for Zimbra
      2. Installing the Zimbra Collaboration Suite
    5. Post-Installation Steps
      1. Configuring the Firewall
    6. Uninstalling Zimbra
    7. Summary
  9. 3. Administrating Zimbra
    1. An Overview of the Administration Console
      1. A. Content Pane
      2. B. Search Bar
      3. C. Monitoring
      4. D. Configuration
      5. E. Addresses
      6. F. Shortcuts
      7. G. Tools
    2. Server Management
      1. Creating a New Domain
      2. Configuring Global Settings
      3. Class of Service
    3. User Management
      1. Creating User Accounts
      2. Creating an Alias
      3. Creating a Distribution List
    4. Administering Zimbra from the Command Line
      1. Managing Services with zmcontrol
      2. Creating Accounts with zmprov
    5. Summary
  10. 4. The Zimbra Web Client
    1. The Web Client System Requirements
    2. A Bird's Eye View of the Web Client
    3. Working with Email
      1. Checking Email
      2. Composing Email
      3. Tags
      4. Conversations
      5. Managing Contacts
      6. Sharing Address Books
    4. Managing Schedules
      1. Adding Appointments
      2. Creating Multiple Calendars
      3. Sharing Calendars
    5. The Zimbra Documents
      1. Creating Documents Pages
      2. Sharing Documents
    6. Saving Time with the Zimbra Assistant
    7. Saving Even More Time with Keyboard Shortcuts
      1. Sending an Email with Shortcuts
    8. Summary
  11. 5. Securing Zimbra
    1. Built-In Security
      1. Web Client Security
      2. Mail Transfer Agent
      3. Anti-Spam
      4. Anti-Virus
    2. Securing the Operating System
      1. Host-Based Firewall
      2. Services
      3. Updates and Patching
    3. Securing the Network
      1. Creating a Demilitarized Zone
      2. Firewalls
      3. Virtual Private Networks
    4. Summary
  12. 6. Customizing Zimbra
    1. Exploring User Options
      1. General Options
      2. Mail Options
      3. Mail Filters
      4. Address Book
      5. Calendar
      6. Shortcuts
    2. Configuring POP Accounts
    3. Configuring Mail Identities
    4. Building Searches
      1. Building Our Search
      2. Using a Saved Search
    5. Summary
  13. 7. Zimbra and Outlook
    1. The PST Import Wizard
    2. The Zimbra Connector for Outlook
    3. A Look at Zimbra Integration
      1. Contacts
      2. Appointments
      3. Sharing Outlook Folders
    4. Summary
  14. 8. Zimbra on the Road
    1. Preparing the Zimbra Server for Zimbra Mobile
    2. Configuring Windows Mobile to Sync with Zimbra
    3. Configuring Palm OS to Sync with Zimbra
    4. Summary
  15. 9. The World of Zimlets
    1. An Overview of Zimlets
    2. Mouse-Over Zimlet Example
      1. The Date Zimlet
      2. The Yahoo! Maps Zimlet
    3. Managing Zimlets
      1. Managing Zimlets through the Administrator Console
      2. Assigning Zimlets to a COS
      3. Assigning Zimlets to an Account
    4. A Look at Configuring the RSS Zimlet
      1. The RSS Zimlet in Action
      2. Allowing RSS Feeds for Additional Sites
    5. Summary
  16. 10. Backup and Restore
    1. Managing Backups
    2. Restoring Mailboxes
    3. Using the Command Line for Backups
    4. Summary
  17. 11. Keeping an Eye on Zimbra
    1. The Need for Monitoring
      1. Availability
      2. Scalability
      3. Security
    2. Working with Mail Queues
    3. Monitoring Log Files
    4. Summary