Apache James 3.0-RC1 Intallation and Configuration in Jdk 1.6

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Unzip to /oracle/james-server-app-3.0.0-RC1/

Then, you have to copy and rename configurations files from the template files in the conf/ folder
cp indexer-template.xml indexer.xml
cp quota-template.xml quota.xml
cp events-template.xml events.xml
cp managesieveserver-template.xml managesieveserver.xml

Look into the configuration of this repo. it could help:

* This command can help you to find details of an compiled class
javap -verbose -classpath /oracle/james-server-app-3.0.0-RC1/lib/joda-time-2.9.4.jar org.joda.time.base.BaseDateTime

  • This command can help you to find a class file in a folder of jar files:
    grep BaseDateTime.class ../lib/.jar (only works in dir containing jar files)
    find ../lib/ -type f -name ‘
    .jar’ -print0 | xargs -0 -I ‘{}’ sh -c ‘jar tf {} | grep Hello.class && echo {}’

  • This command can help you to find the the xml file that contains that word.
    grep -R –include=”.xml” “admin” /oracle/james-server-app-3.0.0-RC1
    or this grep -r -R –include=”
    .xml” -F “8280” /opt/wso2/ei

You have to eliminate the package joda-time in the jar elasticsearch-2.2.1.jar inside the conf folder. Because is compiled in java 7 version.

You have to eliminate the jar files lucene-analyzers-common-5.4.1.jar and lucene-backward-codecs-5.4.1.jar from the conf folder.

You have to execute the james server like this:
sudo /oracle/james-server-app-3.0.0-RC1/bin/james start

You can follow the status of the james server:
sudo /oracle/james-server-app-3.0.0-RC1/bin/james status

You can see the log file of the james server:
cat /oracle/james-server-app-3.0.0-RC1/log/james-server.log

You can add domain like this:
sudo /oracle/james-server-app-3.0.0-RC1/bin/james-cli.sh -h localhost adddomain mydomain.com

See more information in https://james.apache.org/server/3/install.html