How to Install Zimbra 9 Open Source Edition (Unofficial) on Ubuntu

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This guidance is the same as guidance on Ubuntu here. However, I use Zimbra 9 unofficial from Beezim. If you are interested in Zimbra 9 unofficial on CentOS, you can find here. Please note, I am using Ubuntu 18.04 here.

# Preparation
Download and run the script

curl -k https://raw.githubusercontent.com/imanudin11/zimbra-auto-install/master/setup-zimbra-ubuntu18.sh > /tmp/setup-zimbra-ubuntu18.sh
chmod +x /tmp/setup-zimbra-ubuntu18.sh
/tmp/setup-zimbra-ubuntu18.sh

The script will ask for the hostname, domain, and IP address that will be used by Zimbra. The following is an example answer

[INFO] : Configuring hostname, /etc/hosts and resolv.conf
Please insert your Hostname. Example mail : mail
Please insert your Domain name. Example imanudin.net : imanudin.net
Please insert your IP Address : 192.168.2.16

Now, you can install Zimbra. Download, extract, and run install.sh script

cd /opt/
wget -c https://s3.beezim.fr/beebot/upload/1a4ba286-a177-4c02-9757-3adc42ef9e02/zcs-9.0.0_GA_1.UBUNTU18_64.20200416221446.tgz
tar -zxvf zcs-9.0.0_GA_1.UBUNTU18_64.20200416221446.tgz
cd zcs-9.0.0_GA_1.UBUNTU18_64.20200416221446
./install.sh

Type y/Y if asked :

– Do you agree with the terms of the software license agreement? [N] y
– Use Zimbra’s package repository [Y] y

Type y/Y on all packages except zimbra-dnscache and zimbra-imapd. Zimbra-dnscache not selected because I am using Bind for internal DNS and zimbra-imapd still BETA version

Select the packages to install

Install zimbra-ldap [Y] y
Install zimbra-logger [Y] y
Install zimbra-mta [Y] y
Install zimbra-dnscache [Y] N
Install zimbra-snmp [Y] y
Install zimbra-store [Y] y
Install zimbra-apache [Y] y
Install zimbra-spell [Y] y
Install zimbra-memcached [Y] y
Install zimbra-proxy [Y] y
Install zimbra-drive [Y] y
Install zimbra-imapd (BETA - for evaluation only) [N] N
Install zimbra-chat [Y] y
Checking required space for zimbra-core
Checking space for zimbra-store
Checking required packages for zimbra-store
zimbra-store package check complete.

Installing:
    zimbra-core
    zimbra-ldap
    zimbra-logger
    zimbra-mta
    zimbra-snmp
    zimbra-store
    zimbra-apache
    zimbra-spell
    zimbra-memcached
    zimbra-proxy
    zimbra-drive
    zimbra-patch
    zimbra-mta-patch
    zimbra-proxy-patch
    zimbra-chat

The system will be modified.  Continue? [N] y

Type Y if asked The system will be modified. Continue?

if you get a message like below, press enter or type Yes and change the domain name

DNS ERROR resolving MX for mail.imanudin.net
It is suggested that the domain name have an MX record configured in DNS
Change domain name? [Yes] Yes
Create domain: [mail.imanudin.net] imanudin.net

Type 6 and then press key enter to change the password of the admin account. Type again 4 and then press key enter. Insert your password that you want

Main menu

   1) Common Configuration:                                                  
   2) zimbra-ldap:                             Enabled                       
   3) zimbra-logger:                           Enabled                       
   4) zimbra-mta:                              Enabled                       
   5) zimbra-snmp:                             Enabled                       
   6) zimbra-store:                            Enabled                       
        +Create Admin User:                    yes                           
        +Admin user to create:                 admin@imanudin.net            
******* +Admin Password                        UNSET                         
        +Anti-virus quarantine user:           virus-quarantine.7nbg3upe@imanudin.net
     
... skip ...                      

Address unconfigured (**) items  (? - help) 6

Store configuration

   1) Status:                                  Enabled                       
   2) Create Admin User:                       yes                           
   3) Admin user to create:                    admin@imanudin.net            
** 4) Admin Password                           UNSET                         
   5) Anti-virus quarantine user:              virus-quarantine.7nbg3upe@imanudin.net

... skip ...

Select, or 'r' for previous menu [r] 4

Password for admin@imanudin.net (min 6 characters): [9M1CRucQ] v3rysecre7p4ssword

After insert password, Select, or ‘r’ for the previous menu. If all has been configured, apply configuration and wait until Zimbra install finished

*** CONFIGURATION COMPLETE - press 'a' to apply
Select from menu, or press 'a' to apply config (? - help) a
Save configuration data to a file? [Yes] Yes
Save config in file: [/opt/zimbra/config.1450] press key enter
Saving config in /opt/zimbra/config.1450...done.
The system will be modified - continue? [No] Yes
Operations logged to /tmp/zmsetup.20200619-013402.log

Type Yes if asked Notify Zimbra of your installation? and if it has been appeared Configuration complete – press return to exit, your Zimbra installation has been finished. Check Zimbra status with this command su – zimbra -c “zmcontrol status” and make sure all service running well. You can access webmail via browser at URL https://ZimbraServer

You have the option of notifying Zimbra of your installation.
This helps us to track the uptake of the Zimbra Collaboration Server.
The only information that will be transmitted is:
        The VERSION of zcs installed (9.0.0_GA_1_UBUNTU18_64)
        The ADMIN EMAIL ADDRESS created (admin@imanudin.net)

Notify Zimbra of your installation? [Yes] Yes

Notification complete

Checking if the NG started running...done.
Setting up zimbra crontab...done.

Moving /tmp/zmsetup.20200619-013402.log to /opt/zimbra/log

Configuration complete - press return to exit 

Congratulations, you have installed Zimbra 9 unofficial on Ubuntu 18.04. Then, you can improve Zimbra anti-spam with some method below. The articles still relevant to Zimbra 9 :

Good luck and hopefully useful 😀

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