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Zimbra Architecture / Component Overview

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Zimbra Ldap - OpenLdap

  • What is OpenLdap
  • What is it used for
  • How does Zimbra use OpenLdap
  • The importance if OpenLdap

Zimbra MTA - Postfix

  • What is a MTA
  • What does it do
  • How does Zimbra use a MTA/Postfix specifically

Zimbra Reverse-Proxy - NGINX

  • What is a Reverse-Proxy
  • What is Nginx and why we use Nginx
  • How does Zimbra utilize Nginx for large scale environments
  • The importance if Nginx

Zimbra Mailbox Server - "Mailboxd"

  • What is a Mailbox Server
  • What is it
  • How does Zimbra use the Mailbox Server
  • The importance of the Mailbox Server

Zimbra AntiSpam/Antivirus - Amavisd - SpamAssassin - ClavAV

  • What is AmavisD, SpamAssassin, ClamAV
  • What do they do
  • AmavisD - amavisd-new is a high-performance interface between mailer (MTA) and content checkers: virus scanners, and/or SpamAssassin. (
  • How does Zimbra use Amavis, SA, ClamAV
  • The importance and the requirement

Zimbra Client architecture

  • Webclient - HTML, AJAX
  • Desktop clients - outlook, macmail, thunderbird
  • Mobile - IOS, andoird, windowsphone - Activesync, pop, imap

Quiz Questions

  • What is Postfix?
  • How does Zimbra use Postfix
  • How does the client communicate with the Proxy?
  • How does the client communicate with the Mailbox Server?
  • What is AmavisD?
  • How does Zimbra utilize AmavisD as a AntiSpam/AntiVirus?

Verified Against: Zimbra Collaboration Suite 8.6 Date Created: 01/22/2015
Article ID: Date Modified: 2015-02-13

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