Friday, 8 February 2013

How to Install Zimbra 8.0.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Introduction

VMware Zimbra is an enterprise class email, calendar and collaboration suite designed for the cloud, both private and public. The flexibility, scalability and stability of Zimbra make it as a complete email solution that can be deployed in any environment either small or large. Zimbra email server can be accessed from the Zimbra Web Client, Zimbra Desktop offline client, Outlook and a variety of other standards-based email clients and mobile devices.
The three editions of Zimbra are:

1. ZCS Network Edition
2. ZCS hosted email by a Zimbra partner
3. ZCS Open Source Edition (free)

Components included with Zimbra Collaboration Server 8.0.2
  • Postfix - Free Mail Transfer Agent
  • MySQL - Database sofware
  • OpenLDAP - LDAP for User authentication
  • Jetty - Web application server
  • Lucene  - Test and search engine
  • ClamAV  - Antivirus scanner
  • SpamAssassin - Anti-spam software
  • Amavis (amavisd-new) - Content checker
  • Aspell - Spell checker
  • James/Sieve - Email filter

Installation of Zimbra 8.0.2 Open Source Edition on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

System Requirements

Refer the link https://www.zimbra.com/docs/os/8.0.0/multi_server_install/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm#href=ZCS_Multiserver_Open_8.0.System_Requirements_for_VMware_Zimbra_Collaboration_Server_8.0.html&single=true 

Assumptions

The configuration is based on the following assumptions:

Ubuntu server IP - 192.168.1.100
Ubuntu Server FQDN - mail.mydomain.com
DNS Server IP - 192.168.1.10 (Internal Windows DNS server) , 8.8.8.8
Gateway IP - 192.168.1.1
Domain name - mydomain.com

A.) Preparing Ubuntu for Zimbra Installation

1. Install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on your server (Include openssh-server during package selection)

2. Login as root user.

3. Update and upgrade Ubuntu

    #apt-get update
    #apt-get upgrade

4. Set a static IP for the server

#vi /etc/network/interfaces

auth eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.100
gateway 192.168.1.1
netmask 255.255.255.0
network 192.168.1.0
broadcast 192.168.1.255
dns-nameservers 192.168.1.10 8.8.8.8
 :wq!

Now restart networking to make the change effective: /etc/init.d/networking restart

5. Set a hostname for the server. Latter this will become the name of your Zimbra email server.

#vim  /etc/hostname

mail.mydomain.com

:wq!

6. DNS Configuration:

You can either use BIND or your internal DNS server (eg: Windows DNS server).
Here you can find the configuration of both. In this example I used my Internal Windows DNS server to create A record and MX record.

a.) For BIND configuration follow the below steps:

i. Install BIND9 : # sudo apt-get install bind9
ii. Edit the file : # vi /etc/bind/named.conf
    and remove '//' from forwarders and add DNS server IP address like below:
 
forwarders {
              8.8.8.8;
         };


And add the below lines and save the file:

 zone "mail.mydomain.com" {
          type master;
          file "file.mail.mydomain.com";
};



Now create a file "file.mail.mydomain.com" in /var/cache/bind/ directory and add the following inside the file:

$ttl 38400
@    IN    SOA    mail.mydomain.com.    mail.mydomain.com. (
                                                                    2011091202
                                                                   10800
                                                                   3600
                                                                   604800
                                                                   38400 )
       IN    NS       ns.mail.mydomain.com
       IN    A         192.168.1.100
       IN    MX     10 mail.mydomain.com


@     A    192.168.1.100
ns     A    192.168.1.100

mail  A   192.168.1.100 


Then edit /etc/resolv.conf and change nameserver to 192.168.1.100

Now restart BIND9 services: # /etc/init.d/bind9 restart

For more info visit http://blog.zimbra.com/blog/archives/2007/06/making-zimbra-bind-work-together.html and http://wiki.zimbra.com/wiki/Split_dns

b.) If it is a Windows DNS Server:

>Edit  /etc/resolv.conf  and provide the IP address of your Windows DNS server.

nameserver 192.168.1.10
 
>Create forward lookup zone (mydomain.com) and add the below records:

Forward lookup zone name<-> mydomain.com

 A record <->  mail  <-> 192.168.1.100

 MX record <->  mail <-> mail.mydomain.com  <-> priority 10

Now verify the dns configuration using the code #dig mail.mydomain.com mx (in this example I used windows DNS server)

; <<>> DiG 9.8.1-P1 <<>> mail.mydomain.com mx
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- 37752="" br="" id:="" noerror="" opcode:="" query="" status:="">;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;mail.mydomain.com.                 IN      MX

;; ANSWER SECTION:
mail.mydomain.com.         3600    IN      MX      10 mail.mydomain.com.

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
mail.mydomain.com          3600    IN      A       192.168.1.100

;; Query time: 1 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.1.10#53(192.168.1.10)
;; WHEN: Thu Feb  4 20:57:38 2013
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 63
 
7. Firewall Configuration (Optional)

Zimbra recommends us to install ZCS on a sytem without a firewall. If required you can configure a firewall in your Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For more info refer the documents: http://wiki.zimbra.com/wiki/Firewall_Configuration
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/IptablesHowTo#Disabling%20the%20firewall  

8. Installing  prerequisites:

You have to install the below packages before installing ZCS 8.0.2

#apt-get install netcat-traditional

#apt-get install libperl5.14

#apt-get install libidn11-dev

#apt-get install libgmp3c2  sysstat  sqlite3

9. Disable & remove Apparmour

#sudo /etc/init.d/apparmour stop
#sudo /etc/init.d/apparmor teardown
#sudo update-rc.d -f apparmor remove

B.) Installing Zimbra

10. Download Zimbra collaboration suite 8.0.2 from Zimbra website :

#wget http://files2.zimbra.com/downloads/8.0.2_GA/zcs-8.0.2_GA_5569.UBUNTU12_64.20121210115059.tgz

11. Unpack the downloaded zimbra package:

#tar -zxvf zcs-8.0.2_GA_5569.UBUNTU12_64.20121210115059.tgz

12. Go the zimbra package and install it.

#cd zcs-8.0.2_GA_5569.UBUNTU12_64.20121210115059

#./install.sh

Operations logged to /tmp/install.log.1431
Checking for existing installation...
    zimbra-ldap...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-logger...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-mta...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-snmp...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-store...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-apache...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-spell...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-convertd...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-memcached...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-proxy...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-archiving...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-cluster...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-core...NOT FOUND


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ZIMBRA, INC. ("ZIMBRA") WILL ONLY LICENSE THIS SOFTWARE TO YOU IF YOU
FIRST ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. BY DOWNLOADING OR INSTALLING
THE SOFTWARE, OR USING THE PRODUCT, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY
THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS
AGREEMENT, THEN DO NOT DOWNLOAD, INSTALL OR USE THE PRODUCT.

License Terms for the Zimbra Collaboration Suite:
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Checking for prerequisites...
     FOUND: NPTL
     FOUND: netcat-openbsd-1.89-4ubuntu1
     FOUND: sudo-1.8.3p1-1ubuntu3.3
     FOUND: libidn11-1.23-2
     FOUND: libpcre3-8.12-4
     FOUND: libgmp3c2-2:4.3.2+dfsg-2ubuntu1
     FOUND: libexpat1-2.0.1-7.2ubuntu1.1
     FOUND: libstdc++6-4.6.3-1ubuntu5
     FOUND: libperl5.14-5.14.2-6ubuntu2.2

Checking for suggested prerequisites...
     FOUND: perl-5.14.2
     FOUND: sysstat
     FOUND: sqlite3
Prerequisite check complete.

Checking for installable packages

Found zimbra-core
Found zimbra-ldap
Found zimbra-logger
Found zimbra-mta
Found zimbra-snmp
Found zimbra-store
Found zimbra-apache
Found zimbra-spell
Found zimbra-memcached
Found zimbra-proxy


Select the packages to install

Install zimbra-ldap [Y] Y

Install zimbra-logger [Y] Y

Install zimbra-mta [Y] Y

Install zimbra-snmp [Y] Y

Install zimbra-store [Y] Y

Install zimbra-apache [Y] Y

Install zimbra-spell [Y] Y

Install zimbra-memcached [N] N

Install zimbra-proxy [N] N

Checking required space for zimbra-core
Checking space for zimbra-store

Installing:
    zimbra-core
    zimbra-ldap
    zimbra-logger
    zimbra-mta
    zimbra-snmp
    zimbra-store
    zimbra-apache
    zimbra-spell

The system will be modified.  Continue? [N] Y

Removing /opt/zimbra
Removing zimbra crontab entry...done.
Cleaning up zimbra init scripts...done.
Cleaning up /etc/ld.so.conf...done.
Cleaning up /etc/security/limits.conf...done.

Finished removing Zimbra Collaboration Server.

Installing packages

    zimbra-core......zimbra-core_8.0.2.GA.5434.UBUNTU12.64_amd64.deb...done
    zimbra-ldap......zimbra-ldap_8.0.2.GA.5434.UBUNTU12.64_amd64.deb...done
    zimbra-logger......zimbra-logger_8.0.2.GA.5434.UBUNTU12.64_amd64.deb...done
    zimbra-mta......zimbra-mta_8.0.2.GA.5434.UBUNTU12.64_amd64.deb...done
    zimbra-snmp......zimbra-snmp_8.0.2.GA.5434.UBUNTU12.64_amd64.deb...done
    zimbra-store......zimbra-store_8.0.2.GA.5434.UBUNTU12.64_amd64.deb...done
    zimbra-apache......zimbra-apache_8.0.2.GA.5434.UBUNTU12.64_amd64.deb...done
    zimbra-spell......zimbra-spell_8.0.2.GA.5434.UBUNTU12.64_amd64.deb...done
Operations logged to /tmp/zmsetup.01222013-154036.log
Installing LDAP configuration database...done.
Setting defaults...     MX: mail.mydomain.com (192.168.1.100)

        Interface: 192.168.1.100
        Interface: 127.0.0.1
        Interface: ::1
                192.168.1.100
done.
Checking for port conflicts

Main menu

   1) Common Configuration:
   2) zimbra-ldap:                             Enabled
   3) zimbra-store:                            Enabled
        +Create Admin User:                     yes
        +Admin user to create:                   admin@mail.mydomain.com
******* +Admin Password                  UNSET
        +Anti-virus quarantine user:            virus-quarantine.wn6wiltei@mail.mydomain.com
        +Enable automated spam training:   yes
        +Spam training user:                       spam.6rcnxbksez@mail.mydomain.com
        +Non-spam(Ham) training user:      ham.s6vyicipjc@mail.mydomain.com
        +SMTP host:                                  mail.mydomain.com
        +Web server HTTP port:                 80
        +Web server HTTPS port:              443
        +Web server mode:                        https
        +IMAP server port:                        143
        +IMAP server SSL port:                 993
        +POP server port:                           110
        +POP server SSL port:                   995
        +Use spell check server:                  yes
        +Spell server URL:                     http://mail.mydomain.com:7780/aspell.php
        +Configure for use with mail proxy:    FALSE
        +Configure for use with web proxy:    FALSE
        +Enable version update checks:         TRUE
        +Enable version update notifications:  TRUE
        +Version update notification email:    admin@mail.mydomain.com
        +Version update source email:          admin@mail.mydomain.com

   4) zimbra-mta:                              Enabled
   5) zimbra-snmp:                           Enabled
   6) zimbra-logger:                          Enabled
   7) zimbra-spell:                            Enabled
   8) Default Class of Service Configuration:
   r) Start servers after configuration        yes
   s) Save config to file
   x) Expand menu
   q) Quit

Address unconfigured (**) items  (? - help)

Enter number 3 to configure Admin password.  Set a new password and put r to return and a to apply the configuration.

Select, or 'r' for previous menu [r] r

Main menu

   1) Common Configuration:
   2) zimbra-ldap:                             Enabled
   3) zimbra-store:                            Enabled
   4) zimbra-mta:                              Enabled
   5) zimbra-snmp:                            Enabled
   6) zimbra-logger:                           Enabled
   7) zimbra-spell:                             Enabled
   8) Default Class of Service Configuration:
   r) Start servers after configuration        yes
   s) Save config to file
   x) Expand menu
   q) Quit


*** CONFIGURATION COMPLETE - press 'a' to apply
Select from menu, or press 'a' to apply config (? - help) a
Save configuration data to a file? [Yes] Y
Save config in file: [/opt/zimbra/config.7774]
The system will be modified - continue? [No] Y
Operations logged to /tmp/zmsetup.01222013-154036.log
Setting local config values...
done.
Initializing core config...Setting up CA...done.
Deploying CA to /opt/zimbra/conf/ca ...done.
Creating SSL zimbra-store certificate...done.
Creating new zimbra-ldap SSL certificate...done.
Creating new zimbra-mta SSL certificate...done.
Installing mailboxd SSL certificates...done.
Installing MTA SSL certificates...done.
Installing LDAP SSL certificate...done.
Initializing ldap...done.
Setting replication password...done.
Setting Postfix password...done.
Setting amavis password...done.
Setting nginx password...done.
Creating server entry for mail.mydomain.com...done.
Setting Zimbra IP Mode...done.
Saving CA in ldap ...done.
Saving SSL Certificate in ldap ...done.
Setting spell check URL...done.
Setting service ports on mail.mydomain.com...done.
Adding mail.mydomain.com to zimbraMailHostPool in default COS...done.
Setting zimbraFeatureTasksEnabled=TRUE...done.
Setting zimbraFeatureBriefcasesEnabled=FALSE...done.
Setting MTA auth host...done.
Setting TimeZone Preference...done.
Initializing mta config...done.
Setting services on mail.mydomain.com...done.
Creating domain mail.mydomain.com...done.
Setting default domain name...done.
Creating domain mail.mydomain.com...already exists.
Creating admin account admin@mail.mydomain.com...done.
Creating root alias...done.
Creating postmaster alias...done.
Creating user spam.6rcnxbksez@mail.mydomain.com...done.
Creating user ham.s6vyicipjc@mail.mydomain.com...done.
Creating user virus-quarantine.wn6wiltei@mail.mydomain.com...done.
Setting spam training and Anti-virus quarantine accounts...done.
Initializing store sql database...done.
Setting zimbraSmtpHostname for mail.mydomain.com...done.
Configuring SNMP...done.
Setting up syslog.conf...done.
Starting servers...done.
Installing common zimlets...
        com_zimbra_proxy_config...done.
        com_zimbra_clientuploader...done.
        com_zimbra_srchhighlighter...done.
        com_zimbra_adminversioncheck...done.
        com_zimbra_attachmail...done.
        com_zimbra_date...done.
        com_zimbra_url...done.
        com_zimbra_tooltip...done.
        com_zimbra_ymemoticons...done.
        com_zimbra_webex...done.
        com_zimbra_attachcontacts...done.
        com_zimbra_bulkprovision...done.
        com_zimbra_cert_manager...done.
        com_zimbra_phone...done.
        com_zimbra_email...done.
Finished installing common zimlets.
Restarting mailboxd...done.
Creating galsync account for default domain...done.

You have the option of notifying Zimbra of your installation.
This helps us to track the uptake of the Zimbra Collaboration Server.
The only information that will be transmitted is:
        The VERSION of zcs installed (8.0.2_GA_5434_UBUNTU12_64)
        The ADMIN EMAIL ADDRESS created (admin@mail.mydomain.com)

Notify Zimbra of your installation? [Yes] A Yes/No answer is required

You have the option of notifying Zimbra of your installation.
This helps us to track the uptake of the Zimbra Collaboration Server.
The only information that will be transmitted is:
        The VERSION of zcs installed (8.0.2_GA_5434_UBUNTU12_64)
        The ADMIN EMAIL ADDRESS created (admin@mail.mydomain.com)

Notify Zimbra of your installation? [Yes] Yes
Notifying Zimbra of installation via http://www.zimbra.com/cgi-bin/notify.cgi?VER=8.0.2_GA_5434_UBUNTU12_64&MAIL=admin@mail.mydomain.com

Notification complete

Setting up zimbra crontab...done.

Moving /tmp/zmsetup.01222013-154036.log to /opt/zimbra/log

Configuration complete - press return to exit

12. Check the Zimbra server status:

#su zimbra

#zmcontrol status

Host mail.mydomain.com
        antispam              Running
        antivirus               Running
        ldap                     Running
        logger                  Running
        mailbox                Running
        mta                      Running
        snmp                    Running
        spell                     Running
        stats                     Running
        zmconfigd             Running

13. Now access the Zimbra admin console using https://192.168.1.100:7071

















There we finish the installation of Zimbra Collaboration suite 8.0.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS !

Useful Links

1. Ubuntu Server download page -http://www.ubuntu.com/download/server
2. Zimbra Open source edition download page - http://www.zimbra.com/downloads/os-downloads.html
3. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Documentation - https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/index.html
4. Zimbra Collaboration Server 8.0 Open Source Edition Documentation - http://www.zimbra.com/community/documentation.html
5. Zimbra Collaboration Server 8.0 Admin guide (Must-Read guide) - http://files.zimbra.com/website/docs/8.0/Zimbra_OS_Admin_Guide_8.0.2.pdf
6. ZCS Install guide on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS - http://wiki.zimbra.com/wiki/Ubuntu_8.04_LTS_Server_%28Hardy_Heron%29_Install_Guide
7. Zimbra Desktop User Guide - http://www.zimbra.com/desktop7/help/en_US/Zimbra_Mail_Help.htm#Getting_Started/Zimbra_User_Help.htm
8. Advantages of Zimbra - http://web-hosting-talks.blogspot.in/2012/11/why-does-business-need-zimbra.html

Have a question ? Ask here or visit official Zimbra forum http://www.zimbra.com/forums/forum.php

27 comments:

  1. Greate Tutorial, as per the instruction i tried it , its working fine.. thanks ..

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  2. Hola. Gracias por el tutorial, cual seria el procedimiento para utilizar una IP publica?

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    1. Hola, necesitas comprar un dominio y crear registro "A" y el registro 'MX'.

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  3. Thanks alot for this.
    For more information please visit here Zimbra Hosting .

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  4. I got a little confuse with dns server part. I thought zimbra should act as a dns server. Could zimbra and dns server use the same IP?

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    1. Hi,

      DNS could either be configured on Zimbra server itself or use an external DNS server. BIND serves the role of a DNS server on Ubuntu. Please follow the below articles for more info Split DNS and
      Making Zimbra & BIND Work Together
      Let me know if you have anymore clarification.

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    1. Thank you for reading my blog Vladimir :)

      Cheers,
      Yadhu

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  6. Hi,
    >Create forward lookup zone (mydomain.com) and add the below records:

    Forward lookup zone name<-> mydomain.com

    A record <-> mail <-> 192.168.1.100

    MX record <-> mail <-> mail.mydomain.com <-> priority 10


    What do you do in this step?

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    1. Hi Volvika,

      I have created the DNS records for Zimbra Email server using a Windows DNS server. If you have got a Windows DNS server you can perform this step by creating a Forward Lookup Zone and then add A record and MX record inside that. If you are not using a Windows DNS server in your network follow ONLY the BIND configuration part.

      Do let me know if you require any further clarification.

      Best Regards,
      Yadhu

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  7. Hi,
    Thanks a lot, Tony. Greate tutorial, help me a lot.
    But, I need to install a language pack (slovak or czech). How to do it?

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    1. Hi Steve,

      Thanks for your comment.

      Not sure about the Slovak or Czexh language pack. However you can raise this as a question in the Zimbra forum @ http://www.zimbra.com/forums/international/

      Also this may help http://wiki.zimbra.com/wiki/Translations

      Cheers,
      Yadhu

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  8. First and foremost thank you for your effort and time putting this together. I wish instructions were little bit clear for a newbie like myself. Best Regards

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    1. Hi,
      Thanks for your comment. If you require any clarification regarding the installation/configuration please contact me at mail@yadhutony.com.
      Best Regards,
      Yadhu

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  9. Hi,

    Thanks for the great instructions I was wondering if there is anyway of setting up the server so the address that the user logs in on is username@mydomain.com and not the current username@mail.mydomain.com. Also emails being received have to currently have username@mail.mydomain.com this isnt the standard way for emails to be sent so was wondering how I can fix this.

    Thanks Again
    ikhan420001

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  10. Hi,

    Thanks for the great instructions I was wondering if there is anyway of setting up the server so the address that the user logs in on is username@mydomain.com and not the current username@mail.mydomain.com. Also emails being received have to currently have username@mail.mydomain.com this isnt the standard way for emails to be sent so was wondering how I can fix this.

    Thanks Again
    ikhan420001

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    1. Hi,

      Set the host name of the Ubuntu (refer step 5 above) to mydomain.com before installing Zimbra to it.

      Regards,
      Yadhu

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  11. Dear Sir,

    After reading this blog , I also stuck on this point .The email address should be like "username@mydomain.com" and not like "username@mail.mydomain.com".How to fix it.

    Regards
    ps cheema

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    1. Hi,

      Set the host name of the Ubuntu (refer step 5 above) to mydomain.com before installing Zimbra to it.

      Regards,
      Yadhu

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  12. Dear Sir,

    Kindly advice.

    Regards
    ps cheema

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  14. Dear Sir,

    If domain name say "mydomain.com" is already registered on internet. If I set the Ubuntu server name as my registered domain name say" mydomain.com" , then it will conflict with online domain.

    Kindly advice . . .

    Regards
    PS Cheema

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  15. Dear Sir,

    Thanks but , What I want is my Ubuntu server hostname must be say "mail.mydomain.com" and its aliases set as "mydmain.com" .So, that when a mail sent from this mail server to the outside world , it should appears as "test1@mydomain.com" and not like "test1@mail.mydomain.com" and the user from the internet can reply onto "test1@mydomain.com" and not onto unregistered domain say "mail.mydomain.com" , because its local system name .

    kindly advice . . .

    Regards
    PS Cheema

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  16. Thank you. You saved my day. Keep up your good work

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