Installing Zarafa from packages

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Applies to:
Version(s) 7.1.0
Linux distribution Ubuntu 12.04

First do a clean install of Ubuntu Server 12.04

Note that you need to install mysql-server, apache2 and postfix as well. That setup is not described here. For the full documentation on dependencies and general installation instructions go to and review the dependencies section. Make sure you have the following components installed: apache2, php5

For other supported distributions view the downloads here:

Download the latest Zarafa packages with wget, below is the 64bit version. Change x86_64 to i386 for the 32bit version.

$ wget

Untar the .tar.gz file that you just downloaded.

$ tar -zxf zcp-7.1.4-41394-ubuntu-12.04-x86_64-free.tar.gz

Change to the folder you just untarred.

$ cd zcp-7.1.4-41394-ubuntu-12.04-x86_64-free

Install packages

$ dpkg -i *.deb
$ apt-get install -f

Note: zarafa-server will not start because it does not have the mysql password yet.

Specified the mysql root password in the /etc/zarafa/server.cfg configuration file.

$ sudo vi /etc/zarafa/server.cfg

Install the Zarafa license.

$ sudo echo "yourlicense" > /etc/zarafa/license/base

Install the postfix mta.

$ sudo aptitude install postfix

- Add virtual_mailbox_domains to add your own maildomain in /etc/postfix/

virtual_mailbox_domains =
- Next add:
virtual_transport = lmtp:

Restart apache to commit the changes zarafa made for webaccess.

$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Restart postfix to commit the changes to postfix.

$ sudo /etc/init.d/postfix restart

Start the zarafa-server.

$ sudo /etc/init.d/zarafa-server start

Make a Zarafa tester user and also create this user on the system so it can receive the email.

$ sudo /usr/bin/zarafa-admin -c test -p password -e [email protected] -f "Zarafa Test"

To create the user, use the adduser command and follow the wizard.

$ sudo adduser test

Login on webaccess and check if mail can be sent/received.


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