As with a lot of new technologies the real power comes from when they are used by the masses. Sender Policy Framework or SPF is no longer a new technology and is generally widely used to help preserve email domain reputation for large organisations, but it's as well-known about in the Small to Medium sized business end of the email market. Spammers know this and have started to target domains that do not have valid SPF records as they can most easily be used to spoof and send spam claiming to be from valid companies. Often these types of spoofed email are used in phishing attacks to then harvest more valuable data, so the smaller companies that can adopt the use of SPF the better.

MDaemon maintenance releaseMorning folks, just a quick one to let you know Alt-N Technologies have just released an update for MDaemon Messaging Server and it includes some highly recommended security updates among other things. Those other things... In 14.0.2 you'll find a raft of tweaks and improvements along with a couple of minor branding changes. The more observant of you may notice that WebAdmin is now referred to as "MDaemon Remote Administration" and ComAgent is now the "WorldClient Instant Messenger". You'll also find some usability tweaks in Worldclient such as the ability to nickname favourite folders.

SecurityPlus promoAre you an MDaemon user and still wasting time dealing with spam email? Now is a great time to take SecurityPlus for a test drive as Alt-N Technologies are offering 20% off all NEW licences until the end of June 2014 (discount applied automatically during checkout).

MDaemon 14 was released earlier this week and with it, an updated webmail client with a snazzy new look and feel. Outlook has a tendency to hog large chunks of memory and this, coupled with the cost of the licencing means that there's an emerging market of users like myself who are looking for an alternative.

Microsoft's decision last year to call time on Small Business Server has created a noticeable boost in demand for 'on-premise' email server software that will play nicely with Server 2012.  Small businesses unwilling or unable to follow the Microsoft route of moving everything to the cloud have been left looking for alternative suitors to Exchange that can offer the same experience for their Outlook, Web and mobile device users. MDaemon Messaging Server is one such alternative. A staggering 18 years on from it's initial launch as one of the first Windows mail servers, we take a look at what's new in the latest and greatest version 14...