change password expiry in zimbra mail account

To change the password expiry time for a zimbra mail account, please follow the steps below.

[zimbra@geo ~]$ zmprov ma geo@geobaby.in zimbraPasswordMaxAge 36500

This modifies the value. To see if the new value is set, use the command:

[zimbra@geo~]$ zmprov ga geo@geobaby.in zimbraPasswordMaxAge
# name geo@geobaby.in
zimbraPasswordMaxAge: 36500

This can also be done from admin panel, goto account >> edit >> advanced >>  Maximum password age (Days).

http://www.zimbra.com/forums/administrators/35696-password-expiry-email-notification.html

how to remove an IP from the cphulkd blacklist

cPHulk Brute Force Protection prevents malicious forces from trying to access your server’s services by guessing the login password for that
service.

By the following steps you can remove the IP from the cphulkd blacklist. Issue the commands from mysql prompt.

mysql> use cphulkd;

mysql> select * from brutes;
+————–+————————————————————————-+———————+———————+
| IP | NOTES | BRUTETIME | EXPTIME |
+————–+————————————————————————-+———————+———————+
| 4.9.23.6 | 5 login failures attempts to account geo@geo.com (ftp) | 2011-01-07 14:54:02 | 2011-01-07 14:59:02 |
+————–+————————————————————————-+———————+———————+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> delete from brutes where IP=’4.9.23.6′;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)

mysql>quit

You are done.

How to retrieve the Plesk control panel password?

You can always get the Plesk password if you have Administrative access to the server.

For Windows,

1. From the Start menu, select Run.
2. Enter the following command:
“C:\Program Files\SWsoft\Plesk\admin\bin\plesksrvclient.exe” -get

For Linux,
1. Via SSH, run the following command:
cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow