How to Install and Configure Zimbra Mail server in ubuntu

Linux System Administrator

Zimbra Mail server that  Provide open source server for communicating and collaboration.It provides LDAP, antivirus, antispam, collaboration features and a ajax webmail client. Zimbra is easy to use for administrators as well as end users due to its fast Ajax based web interface

Minimum Requirement

OS-Ubuntu Server 14.04 64bit


Hard Drive: 25GB Free Space

Full access

Step 1:

Change Hosts File vi /etc/hosts severxyz.local serverxyz

step 2:

Change Host name vi /etc/hostname


Step 3:

Install below Package from internet

apt-get install libgmp10 libperl5.18 unzip pax sysstat sqlite3 dnsmasq wget

Step 4:

Configure dnsmasq

vi /etc/dnsmasq.conf



mx-host=serverxyz.local, mail.serverxyz.local, 5

mx-host=mail.serverxyz.local, mail.serverxyz.local, 5


then reboot your machine.

Download Zimbra


tar -xvf zcs-8.6.0_GA_1153.UBUNTU14_64.20141215151116.tgz

cd zcs*

Install Zimbra

install zimbra mail

then select your package

Zimbra Mail Disable dns cache

Need Some time for Install Zimbra Package

Zimbra Mail Password set

then select 6 to configure admin password and other also. zimbra pop and imap, imaps,pops,https port by default 7110,7143,7993,7995,8080. our suggestion is please change this port to standard port like(110,143,993,995,80) . we only change admin password.

Zimbra Mail Set Password

Save Your Setting

Zimbra Mail Save Configure

Finalize Zimbra

su – zimbra

zmcontrol status

then try to access zimbra mail

For Admin panel

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