I finally got the Zentyal mail and Microsoft Outlook to work with Zentyal 5.0 (2013, not 2010 the last time). Yippee!  I gave up on Zentyal for a while because I couldn’t get Outlook 2010 to work but now does with Outlook 2013.

You can add the Mail in the initial Zentyal configuration or from this post, install Zentyal, configure Zentyal and configure the domain, and then add the Mail.  If you do the initial configuration then you won’t add the mail to each user; if’s already there.

If you use the latter, use the following steps I used to adding Mail and to get Outlook 2013 to work.

Installing Mail and Web Mail:

Click on Software Management/Zentyal Components on the left, and there it say what else you can add.   I clicked on Mail and Web Mail.

Click on Mail and Web Mail
Click on Mail and Web Mail

It confirms the packages you want it to install and click on Continue.

Confirming the installation
Confirming the installation

It shows that the installation was complete.  Click on OK.

Completed Installation
Completed Installation

Hitting OK it shows what other packages can be installed.

Other Packages
Other Packages

Now go to the Module Status and it shows all the packages, and if there are running.

All the module packages
All the module packages

Click on Mail and click on Accept.

Clicking on Mail
Clicking on Mail

You can Save Changes now with right top button or after you click also on SOGo Webmail.

Clicking on SOGo Webmail
Clicking on SOGo Webmail

Now Save Changes.

Save Changes
Save Changes

Click on Save Changes and it says Save or Discard Changes.  Click Saved.

Save or Discard Changes
Save or Discard Changes

Changes Saved and click on OK.

Changes Saved
Changes Saved

 

Configuring Mail/SOGo Webmail:

Go to Mail/Virtual Mail Domains and it says there is not any virtual domains.

No Virtual Domain
No Virtual Domain

Click on Add New and make your own virtual domain.  I added ‘bales.lan’.

Adding a virtual domain
Adding a virtual domain

Clicking on Add goes to Save Changes button.

Save Changes button after clicking on Add
Save Changes button after clicking on Add

Click on Save Changes and it asks you do want to Save or Discard Changes.  I click on Save.

Save or Discard Changes
Save or Discard Changes

Changes Saved.

Changes saved
Changes saved

And then click on Mail/ActiveSync , check ActiveSync and click on Change.

ActiveSync
ActiveSync

 

Adding Mail to each User:

Go to Users and Computers, and click on a user you want to add Mail, and then put in the mail name you want to use.  I used the username of jbales.

Adding 'jbales' for a mail account
Adding ‘jbales’ for a mail account

Click on Create and it’s created a mail account with your domain name.

Created a jbales mail account
Created a jbales mail account

 

Configure Microsoft Outlook 2013:

Log in with a domain user and open Outlook 2013.  If you try to adding a Exchange it will fill in the domain user and the domain email address.

Adding 'Jeff Bales' and email 'jbales@bales.lan'
Adding ‘Jeff Bales’ and email ‘jbales@bales.lan’

It can’t connect to the server and so you click on ‘Change account settings’ on the bottom left.

Can't connect to the server
Can’t connect to the server

Check ‘Outlook or Exchange ActiveSync compatible service’ and then Next.

Outlook or Exchange ActiveSync compatible service
Outlook or Exchange ActiveSync compatible service

Fill out each piece on this form and click Next.

Fill out piece on this form
Fill out piece on this form

And you’re finished!   Unless it will not connect – see following Note*.

You're finished!
You’re finished!

Note:  Sometimes I had a problem with not connecting or forever checking.  Another comment on older post says to disable the firewall.

Click on Module Status and un-check the Firewall.  Click on Save Changes and then Save.

Disable the firewall
Disable the firewall

 

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2 thoughts on “Adding Mail to Zentyal 5.0 with Domain Controller and File Sharing

  1. Great article. I would like to know if the server can authenticate to Active Directory or LDAP. I don’t see a way how one can do so. directly through the tutorial or the Zentyal site. If you have another resource(s) that explains this detail a bit more, I would be appreciative.

    1. I think I understand your question. Using email it only authenticates to it’s own Zentyal Domain Controller server and not any other Active Directory or LDAP server. At that time this post was made in December 9, 2016, the Zentyal 5.0 documentation was not available and I only guessed how to do it. In fact, the 5.0 docs were only available if you bought or a trial of Zentyal.

      I wrote a lot of posts about Zentyal and NethServer, and I made a brief summary comparing them to Samba. http://wp.me/p5qHcj-V2

      I hope this answers your questions. Cheers.

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