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.
What you will learn from this book?
- Installing Zimbra on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, SUSE ES 9, and MAC OS X
- Administering Zimbra from the command line
- Creating a new domain, configuring global settings, and creating new accounts on Zimbra.
- Securing Zimbra through built-in security, user security, securing the Operating System, and securing the network
- Configuring Windows Mobile and Palm OS to sync with Zimbra
- Integrating Zimbra with Microsoft Outlook
- Integrating Zimlets into email and calendaring
- Working with mail queues and monitoring log files
This is a compact Administrators Guide. It is friendly, and contains plenty of step-by-step instructions for installation and configuration of Zimbra as well as useful references and checklists.
Who this book is written for?
Administrators working with Zimbra on Linux or Mac OS X. Administrators who want to set up Zimbra for use in small/medium businesses.
About the Author
David Touitou has been working in the IT field for 15 years now. He started (fixing Novell Netware 3.12 servers) even before graduation. He has gone through tiny local companies around Paris to big ones (the leader in BI), also from web design to infrastructure management.
His previous job was to design and manage the R&D datacentre of a software vendor (800 servers, 39 racks in 2003, multi-vendors VPN with the rest of the world), while doing some high-level support in networking for the developing teams.
As CTO (and owner) of Network Studio, he is still working around datacentres, designing and managing infrastructure for customers (from SMB to the EU Council). His company were one of the first to spread the Zimbra word in France (beginning of 2006) and currently have several customers with several thousands of Zimbra licenses up and running.
Marty Resnick has been in the Information Technology field for over 10 years. As owner of Techmaking, Inc. Marty's main focus has been on helping small-medium sized businesses create Enterprise level infrastructures on an SMB budget. With a strong emphasis on open-source technologies, Marty has helped business accomplish their goals both effectively, efficiently, and securely.
Marty has received a Masters of Computer Information Science from Boston University, as well as, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA).
I would like to thank my wife for her strong support and encouragement while writing this book. She is truly the "Proverbs 31" wife, and I have been so blessed.