E-mail archiving is an indispensable tool in the armoury of any company looking for a secure but accessible way of storing email. It’s also an excellent way to tick a number of the boxes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
I touched on this topic in a recent YouTube video and today the German vendor MailStore have released a new whitepaper detailing exactly how to fully support your GDPR compliance customers, available here.
Back in May of last year, there was a veritable buzz in the office as BackupAssist released v10, and with it their shiny new ‘Cloud Backup’ engine, designed at the time to work only with public cloud giants AWS and Azure.
The buzz was partly around the potential for the new technology. Here was a backup engine that could happily back up large files over a WAN, that would encrypt, deduplicate and compress, and that could also be set up with very little effort.
We mentioned then that this was the first iteration and in the newly released 10.3 you’re seeing the next step. In this latest release, the Cloud Backup engine has been expanded to include support for WebDAV destinations, unlocking a wide variety of destinations including Windows machines, NAS devices, and third-party hosting companies.
With the new year comes a new company name and strapline for our friends across the pond, as Texas-based ‘Alt-N Technologies’ become ‘MDaemon Technologies’ with immediate effect.
You may be familiar with the Alt-N brand, however it’s ‘MDaemon’, the Exchange alternative used in over 100 countries and by over 4 million users that’s the most widely recognised among IT communities.
In keeping with the slightly random pre-Christmas tradition of slashing prices like crazy in order to draw a crowd, we too will be offering an unbeatable Black Friday discount.
Until the end of November, we’ll cut the cost of buying any new MDaemon Email Server licence or add-on by a generous 30% off the advertised RRP’s.
MDaemon has long been a popular alternative to cloud email services such as Office365 for companies who demand the security, control and flexibility of their own email server.
Great news – it’s here, and it’s available for download now via our website. It’s the latest update to MailStore Server, the email archiving software for Office365, Exchange and MDaemon.
The highlight is a complete overhaul of the web search client, plus the introduction of digital signing for exported email in all three versions of MailStore. Last but not least, this release also sees the introduction of ‘status reports’ for the Service Provider edition.
The developer’s blog announcement mentions they’re ‘bringing the user experience and security to a new level’. I can’t argue with that from what I’ve seen so far, and the particularly interesting part is that this release is the developmental stepping stone for lots more in the way of improvements in the months to come.
In addition to supporting local destination media such as USB hard drives, network shares and RDX, BackupAssist also provides a way to back up important files and folders to a public cloud provider such as Amazon or Microsoft.
Designed to be an additional layer of protection to your local backup routine, the Cloud Backup Add-on is ideal for disaster recovery scenarios and popular with Hyper-V users who want an off-site location for Guest VM’s.
In the second instalment of a new series where we focus on specific features, Neil walks you through setting up a job using the Cloud Backup Add-on, showing both the steps required in BackupAssist and what’s needed in Azure.
Over to you Neil!
System Protection is ‘BackupAssist speak’ for what you’ll probably know as a bare metal backup or image of your server. It’s also the backup type of choice for the vast majority of our customers.
It’s a popular option because it’s a safe one. It guarantees your entire system is backed up in one hit with nothing left behind, but also still provides you with the ability to restore granular data should you wish, such as files, folders or mailbox items.
In the first of a new series of videos designed to help new users get started, and existing ones brush up their knowledge, Neil gets behind the camera to walk you through the process of creating a job, explaining both the benefits and limitations as he goes.
Over to you Neil!
MDaemon remains the leading alternative to Microsoft Exchange and Office 365, providing companies who need the security and control of their own mail server with easy to use features at a highly competitive price.
25 years on from MDaemon’s launch, we see Texas-based developer Alt-N Technologies add yet more features to boost security and an update for Outlook Connector.
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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Username and password? Yep, no problem…
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It’s a familiar tale in this wonderful digital age in which we live – we’re surrounded by a bottomless pool of amazing websites and services, all climbing over one another to improve our lives, however, every one of the darned things requires a registration.
Office 365 does offer users some archiving features, but to get anything more than very basic storage you need to either pay for a Premium add-on or go for one of the more expensive Enterprise plans.
Getting your head around what each of the Office 365 plans can offer you in the way of archiving can be a challenge in itself, but as a high-level overview, there are basically three camps…