Today sees the release of the latest major version of MDaemon, the popular email server for Windows and alternative to on premise Exchange.
Like all MDaemon releases, the developers at Alt-N continue to add new customer requested features and enhancements.
Here is a quick overview of just some of the features end users and IT administrators will find helpful. A more comprehensive list of all new features and enhancements can be viewed in the MDaemon Release Notes.
Email Encryption (Virtru)
Our resident technical guru Neil Perry has just written a blog post on it here so I’d highly recommend taking a look at that if you’re keen to know the ins and outs of what it is and how it works.
Some other useful resources:
Outbound SMTP, POP, and IMAP connections over IPv6 will take precedence over IPv4 whenever possible. IPv6 addresses can be specified for each domain.
Weak Password Controls and Reporting
Administrators can now generate and email a weak password report to any designated email address. The recipient of that report can then notify those users to change their passwords as needed.
Improved User Interface
The user interface has been improved in several ways, including:
- Updated ACL (Access Control List) editor for customising access rights for public & shared folders.
- The Gateways top-level menu has been relocated to the new Gateway Domain Manager found at Setup | Gateway Manager.
- The Lists top-level menu has been relocated to the new Mailing List Manager found at Setup | Mailing List Manager.
Improved Account Hijack Detection
Now, you can set different message and timing thresholds depending on the source IP of the incoming connection. You can also set separate limits for connections from reserved IPs, local domain IPs, and all other IPs.
MDaemon is now available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The 64-bit version of MDaemon can handle a higher number of active sessions before running out of memory.
This is beneficial in high-traffic environments where many clients are accessing and sending email simultaneously.
Dynamic Screening Improvements
A new Dynamic Screening option has been added which lets you prevent IPs from being blocked due to multiple authentication failures if each of the failures uses the same password. This prevents a situation in which unattended devices get blocked due to not yet being configured with the new password, while still blocking password guesses.
Improved SSL Behaviour
Remote Administration Session Management
Global administrators can now view a list of active sessions via Remote Administration. This allows administrators to see all current connection activity, including POP, IMAP, SMTP, ActiveSync, and WorldClient sessions. Sessions can also be selected and disconnected by the administrator.
For all of the information relating to the changes, tweaks and improvements in MDaemon 15, you can read the release notes.