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Sun Java System Messenger Express 2004Q2 Customization Guide 

About This Guide

This guide explains how to customize the look and feel of Sun Java™ System Messenger Express. Although the product architecture permits an almost unlimited customization of the “static” portion of the pages served by the Sun Java System Messenger Express HTTP daemon, this guide focuses on how to perform the most commonly requested customizations. In addition, the customizations have been tied together into an application scenario so that examples, code, screen shots, all relate to one another and provide a common frame of reference.

Topics covered in this chapter include:

Who Should Read This Book

You should read this book if you are responsible for administering, configuring, and customizing Sun Java System Messenger Express at your site. Developers may also find this guide useful for reference.

What You Need to Know

This book assumes a knowledge of the Messaging Server software and an understanding of the following:

How This Book is Organized

This book contains the following chapters:

Document Conventions

Monospaced Font

Monospaced font is used for any text that appears on the computer screen or text that you should type. It is also used for file names, distinguished names, functions, and examples.

Bold Monospaced Font

Bold monospaced font is used to represent text within a code example that you should type. For example, you might see something like this:


In this example, ./installer is what you would type at the command line.

Italicized Font

Italicized font is used to represent text that you enter using information that is unique to your installation (for example, variables). It is used for server paths, names.

For example, throughout this document you will see path references of the form:


The Messaging Server Base (msg_svr_base) represents the directory path in which you install the server. The default value of the msg_svr_base is /opt/SUNWmsgsr.

Italicized font is also used for variables within the synopsis of a command line utility. For example, the synopsis for the commadmin admin remove command is:

commadmin admin remove -D login -l userid -n domain -w password [-d domain]
           [-h] [-i inputfile] [-p port] [-X host] [-s] [-v]

In the above example, the italicized words are arguments for their associated option. For example, in the -w password option, you would substitute the Administrator’s password for password when you enter the commadmin admin remove command.

Square or Straight Brackets

Square (or straight) brackets [] are used to enclose optional parameters. For example, in the installation guide you will see the usage for the installer command described as follows:

./installer [options] [arguments]

It is possible to run the installer command by itself as follows to start the Messaging Server installation:


However, the presence of [options] and [arguments] indicate that there are additional optional parameters that may be added to the installer command. For example, you could use installer command with the -b option to specify the msg_svr_base prior to running the installation program:

./installer -b /opt/SUNWmsgsr

Command-Line Prompts

Command-line prompts (for example, % for a C-Shell, or $ for a Korn or Bourne shell) are not displayed in the examples. Depending on which operating system environment you are using, you will see a variety of different command-line prompts. However, you should enter the command as it appears in the document unless specifically noted otherwise.

Platform-specific Syntax

Where to Find Related Information

In addition to this guide, Sun Java System Messaging Server comes with supplementary information for administrators as well as documentation for end users and developers. Use the following URL to see all the Messaging Server documentation:

Where to Find This Book Online

You can view this documentation online in PDF and HTML formats by pointing your browser to the following URL:

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