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  1. #1
    sami Guest

    Default How to set the domain name

    I have been looking at the wiki for installing Open-Xchange on Ubuntu 8.04 and it has the following illustration for creating a new user at the domain ''example.com'', which I assume I can change to be my own domain.

    $ /opt/open-xchange/sbin/createuser -c 1 -A oxadmin -P secret -u testuser \
    -d "Test User" -g Test -s User -p secret -e testuser@example.com \
    --imaplogin testuser --imapserver 127.0.0.1 --smtpserver 127.0.0.1


    However, my question is, how do I tell Open-Xchange what my domain is called when I first install it? Does it simply rely on the configuration of /etc/hosts, whereby I have specified my fully qualified domain name?

    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
    192.168.0.1 ubuntumail.abccompany.com ubuntumail

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    Hi,

    the fqdn of domain name of the host is irrelevant to the Open-Xchange server. You just configure a user account with a specific e-mail account on a (remote) imap/smtp server which knows and handles @example.com.

    Greetings

  3. #3
    sami Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Braun View Post
    You just configure a user account with a specific e-mail account on a (remote) imap/smtp server which knows and handles @example.com.
    Greetings
    Thanks. I'm slightly confused by the last point, "which knows and handles". Is there a command necessary for setting this up the domain in Open-Xchange?

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    The domain is only handled by the mailserver, not by Open-Xchange Server. You do not need to set up a domain at ox. The domain and mailing stuff needs to be done at the mailserver.

  5. #5
    sami Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Braun View Post
    The domain is only handled by the mailserver, not by Open-Xchange Server. You do not need to set up a domain at ox. The domain and mailing stuff needs to be done at the mailserver.
    Thanks Martin. I thought Open-Xchange server was the mailserver. If not, then what is the mailserver? Sorry, I'm clearly not following you properly here.

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    Hi,

    no problem
    Open-Xchange is groupware. The primary point is, that it can be integrated to existing environments. Thats a clear difference to products like Zimbra that ship all the stuff. You need to install and configure a mail server (e.g Postfix) and a IMAP mailbox service (e.g. Cyrus). Then you can configure OX user accounts to use those services via --imapserver --smtpserver and --imaplogin. The password for user accounts at the mail backend needs to be equal to the password of the OX account.

    Greetings

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