A Mail Server (Sometimes Known as an Email Server) is a server that Sends and receives Email. It is one of the most critical servers for any organization as all communication is done via mail only. So We have multiple available software for Email servers but Today we will be discussing “ZIMBRA” one of the leading mail server solutions.
Zimbra Mail Server or ZCS (Zimbra Collaboration Suite) comes in two versions, Open source, and Enterprise Version.
Prerequisites of Zimbra Collaboration Suite
– Minimal Centos 7 without any mail, databases, LDAP, DNS, or HTTP servers up and running.
– FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name), In My case “mail.paws11.in”
– A and MX record for your server
The below article will show you how to install Open Source ZCS 8.8.15 on a Centos 7.
Step1. System Updates
Before proceeding further first update the system with the below command
# yum update -y
Step2. Configure Hostname
Set the hostname
#hostnamectl set-hostname mail.paws11.in
Now reboot the server
Edit entry in “/etc/hosts”
#echo “XX.XX.XX.XX mail.paws11.in paws11.in” >> /etc/hosts
NOTE: You have to set your own public IP.
To see the file
Step3. Installing Zimbra dependencies
Now Install some Zimbra required packages using yum
# yum install unzip net-tools sysstat openssh-clients perl-core libaio nmap-ncat libstdc++.so.6 wget -y
Step4. Download latest Version Zimbra (ZCS 8.8.15)
Create a directory in /home with the name “zimbra”
Use “wget” command to download the latest Version Zimbra (ZCS 8.8.15) From terminal
Step5. Extract and install ZCS
Extract the downloaded file
#tar xfz zcs-8.8.15_GA_3869.RHEL7_64.20190918004220.tgz
Change the directory and run the install script.
Now Accept the License, Press “Y”
Now you have to press “Y” for installing Zimbra components
Now Press “Y” to modify the system
Now related packages will start installing
Now It will prompt you to change your domain name Press “yes”
Create domain name : paws11.in
Now we have to Set the admin Password so Press “7” and then “4” to set the admin user password.
Now press “r” to go to the previous menu and then “a” to apply the changes.
Step6: Open the below ports in the firewall and restart the firewall
Step7: Access from a web browser
Now open web browser and type “https://mail.paws11.in:7071”