Let’s Encrypt, Free SSL Certificates for MDaemon Email Server

Let's Encrypt Free SSL Certificates

Cybercrime. Isn’t it just the gift that the keeps on giving?

Picture the scene…

You’re about to catch a flight, the final boarding call is but minutes away and you remember an email you absolutely had to get sent before take off.

Grabbing your laptop from the post luggage check cable spaghetti, you perch in the lounge, successfully connect to the free wifi and hammer out your email masterpiece.

As you don the Bose noise cancelling headphones and breathe a sigh of relief, you’re blissfully unaware that the chap in the lounge you’d assumed was buried in a spreadsheet, was actually running the data ‘sniffing’ software Wireshark.

Yes, you’re at 30,000 feet and he’s walking away with everything he needs to send email as you, and to view the sensitive contents of your messages (take a look at this video to see just how easy it is!).

Not a nice hypothetical.

So what can you do to prevent it happening for real?

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Recommended Podcast: Why MSP’s Need To Embrace Marketing

TubbTalk - Embrace Marketing

IT support companies are generally pretty rubbish at marketing.

“That’s a little harsh” I hear you say?

Of course, there are exceptions. But I speak to lots of MSP business owners in my role here at Zen and I find it’s often something I end up joking about with partners, and that they’re quite open to admit.

In a fascinating interview for TubbTalk, The Podcast for IT Consultants, MSP marketing expert Paul Green shares some unique insight on why he thinks this is the case, and what can be done about it.

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How to Back Up to Amazon S3 Using BackupAssist

BackupAssist S3 How To Guide

On-site or off-site backup.

Which is right for your business?

When you’re thinking about the backup approach that best fits your small business, committing solely to one option is unlikely to be the silver bullet you might like.

However, your choices may not be quite as binary as you could be led to believe either.

What if there was a way to keep a local backup for really quick recovery of files, applications, and servers, that also combined the security and reliability of a cloud giant like Amazon?

Enter BackupAssist and the Cloud Backup Add-on!

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MailStore 11.2 – Now With Exchange 2019 Support

MailStore v11.2 with Exchange Support

Are you an existing MailStore customer? Great news – it’s upgrade O’clock!

Not yet using an archiving solution?

Maybe it’s time to grab a copy of the trial and see what you’re missing?

From keeping those mailbox sizes in check to keeping your email protected against accidental deletion and cybercriminals intent on cryptoransoming you, MailStore offers businesses of all sizes attractive benefits.

Now, MailStore, the popular email archiving software, available as both the classic on-premise version and the Service Provider Edition for MSP’s has released version 11.2 which features Exchange 2019 support (due to be released shortly).

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MDaemon 18.5 – Now with Dynamic Email Signatures

MDaemon and dynamic, centrally managed signatures

More is better. The mantra of the signature stuffer.

From job titles and contact details to special offers and even instructions to save the trees. Nothing is off limits when it comes to providing ‘useful’ information to our lucky recipients by the medium of email footer.

It’s a perfect picture unless of course, you’re the poor soul tasked with making sure the emails your company sends are consistent, professional and accurate.

If you’re that person, you’re going to love this latest MDaemon release.

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Off-site Backup to a NAS Device Using BackupAssist (Synology Example)

BackupAssist Synology WebDAV setup

In case you missed the announcement, BackupAssist recently added WebDAV to the suite of backup job types the software is able to support. Intended for those who wish to back up their data to an off-site destination, the protocol enables admins to create encrypted, incremental backups to either a third party hosting company, another Windows server or a NAS device.

The latter is a popular choice, particularly for the smaller business. They’re a good option because once the hardware’s paid for, there’s no monthly recurring charge as you’d tend to expect from a cloud storage provider. Also, the portability of the small units means they can be ‘seeded’ to locally and then moved. In most cases, you have physical access too, which means you’re not relying on an Internet connection for your data in disaster recovery scenarios

In this post, I focus on the steps for configuring one of the more common NAS devices I come into contact with, the Synology. The requirements will be the same for other brands, however, the exact steps and screenshots will of course differ. Continue reading

MDaemon v18.0 – Enhanced Security and Usability for Small Businesses

MDaemon 18

With the deadline for GDPR fast approaching, all eyes are turning to compliance, security, and how we look after our data. MDaemon 18 is the latest offering of the mail server that enables business owners to remain in total complete control of both security and every other aspect of their email communications.

In this latest major release, Texas-based developer Alt-N Technologies add yet more features to boost security and improve usability.

Here are my highlights – don’t forget, you can find the full exhaustive list of goodies in the MDaemon Release Notes.

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MailStore v11.0 is here! GDPR-ready Retention Policies and Enhanced Security

MailStore 11

MailStore version 11 is now live and available for download from our Web site. Just a few weeks ahead of the EU General Data Protection Regulation implementation, this timely release focuses on two key areas, security and compliance.

If you’re wondering where email archiving fits into the GDPR piece, you might find our recent video ‘10 ways MailStore can help satisfy GDPR‘ and the official MailStore advisory PDF a good starting point.

In this post though, we’ll take a closer look at the goodies v11 brings to users of both the Server and Service Provider Editions of the popular archiving software.

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