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    Default one user mutiple "Profiles" & other questions..

    hi, i am "slowly" planning my transition from a custom qmail/squierlmail.. setup to a zimbra setup.

    a few questions i couldn't find an answers to yet are:

    can one user have multiple profiles, like in Squiermail I can create multiple "from email addresses" (profiles) and when i send an email i can chose from which address to send from.
    As i have quite a few users who run ecommerce shops and so on where they have "account@blah..; info@blah..." but they don't want multiple in-boxes for this.

    is there a time frame for version 4 release? could i run RC1 and upgrade to final once it is out? Or is RC1 still to fragile for a live server?

    Can I combine the network version and the free version of zimbra. i.e. not all my users want to use the outlook plug-in, but there are probably enough to buy a few blocks of the network version.. also do you have to buy the blocks for year in advanced or what are the payment terms?

    thanks.

    oli

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    Hi

    Welcome to the forums.

    The release of Version 4 of Zimbra is planned for this month.

    IIRC, profiles are a planned feature, have a quick search through bugzilla for some info.

    Yes, a single mailbox can have multiple aliases and you can combine NE & OSS versions of Zimbra in one installation.
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    Default zimbra and other apps on the same machine.

    hi thanks for the reply. i take it upgrading from zimbra 3 to 4 should be work "out of the box".
    also i run the vmware setup now for testing zimbra.
    Has any one installed zimbra on Slackware? as that is my prefered os of choice.
    As the server would not be running on full load with zimbra alone (probably got about 20 to 30 mail users) i would like to use it the box for some general lightweight webhosting as well. this shouldnt be a problem with or is zimbra very picky if other services run ..
    The machine would be a dual core or HT cpu 3ghz rang and 1 gig ram.

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    Yes, upgrades just consist of running the installer on the Zimbra server. Backups are always useful, just in case.

    Don't think anyone has mentioned Slackware installations, NE editions of Zimbra require RHEL.

    Yes, you can run another web server on your zimbra box, just be aware that the tomcat in Zimbra uses port 80. You can modify it to another port and use your apache installation to forward requests to Zimbra, search the forums for some info on that.

    Yes, that machine spec should do fine. If anything I'd put some more memory (2Gb+) on it as Zimbra becomes more responsive the more memory it has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix
    you can combine NE & OSS versions of Zimbra in one installation.
    Bill, are you sure (about the "one installation") ?
    AFAIK you'll need TWO servers to achieve such installation and use split domain setup.

    If Oliver needs to mix both "with Outlook" and "without Outlook" users, it can be achieve with the Network Edition by itself, mixing "Professionnal Edition" and "Standard Edition" (and keep all his users on one server, with the full benefit of Network Edition).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klug
    If Oliver needs to mix both "with Outlook" and "without Outlook" users, it can be achieve with the Network Edition by itself, mixing "Professionnal Edition" and "Standard Edition" (and keep all his users on one server, with the full benefit of Network Edition).
    What I would like is:
    zimbra running on one system, one instance (save the hassel of managing mutiple instances) but have users who can use the outlook mapi and users who dont have access to it. i.e. pay acordingly. or is it either or per instance of zimbra?

    or do you mean you can run more then one zimbra install on the same server? and manage them via one interface?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klug
    Bill, are you sure (about the "one installation") ?
    Sorry, I should have been more clear. As I'm from a mainframe background 'one installation' to me means multiple machines. You're right, of course, you need multiple servers to run multiple copies of Zimbra.

    Oliver901

    You'll need the Network Edition for the Outlook MAPI connection and it's priced on a per-seat basis, you'd need to contact Zimbra sales for the pricing,.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oliver901
    What I would like is:
    zimbra running on one system, one instance (save the hassel of managing mutiple instances) but have users who can use the outlook mapi and users who dont have access to it. i.e. pay acordingly. or is it either or per instance of zimbra?
    This is possible with Network Edition.

    You can share two kinds of licences, one with Outlook (Professionnal) and the other without Outlook (Standard) on the same instance of Zimbra.

    With this solution, you manage only one instance and you have all the power of the Network Edition (against Open Source Edition) : full backup/restore capabilities, HSM, HTML rendering of attachments, etc.

    And of course, with this solution, all your users (both with and without Oulook) will share the same "data" (being able to send meeting requests to each others, etc).

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    yes that looks like the plan.
    I just have to do the math and see that every one is happy, as I need to move my MTA server now any way to a new DC i might as well set it up new. Qmail setup is nice and it works, but it is a bit black magic and i dont like messing with it to much once it works in fear of breaking it
    just not to keen on runing any thing else than slackware .. as i stoped looking at other distros for servers quite a while ago .. might try a vmware install and see if i get it wokring under slack ..

    But i think the price of 38$ or what it is per year per user is quite acceptable for the outlook mapi.

    the move from a MAILDIR setup to zimbra should not be to difficult? I read about the IMAP tool to sync imap accounts. is there some kind of direct import option from maildir folder to zimbra? or is via imap the best way?

    Also what is the most "adviced" distro and version to use for zimbra?

    thanks for the ryples seems like a good comunity here!
    Last edited by oliver901; 08-21-2006 at 04:54 AM.

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