Ok brace yourself for a long ol’ set of release notes! This minor MDaemon update really does highlight the many hours our friends at the Texas-based developer Alt-N Technologies are putting in to make MDaemon the best mail platform out there for small businesses.
This one is mainly ‘dotting the I’s’ as it were but there’s an awful lot of them! Also if you’ve picked up one of the newer Android devices recently, you’ll no doubt be pleased to hear that you can now connect it quite happily via ActiveSync thanks to the compatibility fix for KitKat.
One of the big selling points for MDaemon is its very clear message flow visibility and detailed logging. However as powerful as it is often we find that some of the most useful features can be overlooked, so to help out here are my top 5 useful MDaemon logging hints and tips…
Yes, the latest iteration of MDaemon Messaging Server is upon us! This most recent version of the popular Microsoft Exchange alternative for small businesses is only a point release – you could easily mistake it for a major update given the size of the release notes.
With a long list of features to highlight for both admins and end users I’ll waste no further time and get straight on with what I think you might find most interesting…
A question I’m frequently asked by users is “What happens to a user’s mailbox in the event they leave the company?”.
My first response is usually to qualify what’s going to happen with their email address once they’ve left. Will the address leave with them and will all further messages sent to that address will be bounced? Or will there be another member of staff taking over their role who’ll need visibility of those existing messages?
This is a decision for the business and companies will differ from each other in how they’ll want to approach the managing of mailboxes and of staff turnover.
Typically I find that companies will remove the Active Directory account as soon as the person has left, and they’ll probably also choose to remove the email account from the mail server. Most organisations will tend to keep the email archive for this user intact for some time.