MDaemon v13.6.1 now live – includes KitKat compatibility fix

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.

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MDaemon 13.5 now available – Outlook 2013 support and lots more in the Exchange alternative for SMB’s!

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…

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Kent SBS User Group Meeting

James presenting at the Kent SBS user groupNeil and I recently returned from sunny Chatham where we were kindly invited to come along and talk to attendees of the Kent SBS user group about MDaemon Messaging Server.

This is one of a number of regional groups across the UK which include Manchester, Reading Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Each consists of like-minded IT support companies and managed service providers wanting to keep their “toe-in” with market and product developments, discuss some of the challenges they face in the field, and perhaps most importantly, help keep the local Dominos in business.

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MDaemon expired licence promotion – extended until 31st October 2012!

MDaemon promotion extended

Are you an MDaemon user with an old expired licence?

Would you benefit from better performance, two way synchronisation of any mobile device, a fast “desktop-like” Webmail client and more?

Upgrade to MDaemon Pro version 13.0 this month and we’ll provide you with all of this, upgrade protection for another 12 months and free technical support, for 50% less than it would ordinarily cost!

If you’re an existing business user you’d be crazy to miss out on this great saving and it’s really simple to take advantage of…

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MDaemon Messaging Server – a viable alternative to Microsoft Exchange?

MDaemon, Exchange or Office365?Towards the end of my last post I touched on the fact that Microsoft’s recent announcement to drop Small Business Server next year has given particularly its partner community, reasons to look around at potential alternative solutions to Exchange.

In this post I take a moment to highlight some of the reasons MDaemon Messaging Server should be on that list of alternatives you might be considering, including how the costs look alongside the equivalent Microsoft products.

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MDaemon mobile clients : Recommended connection methods

smartphones.pngAs MDaemon has evolved over the years there have been many different ways to setup syncronisation with mobile devices and with the the recent introduction of ActiveSync push email there is a new kid on the block but does this now make ActiveSync the best all in one method for email, calendar and contact syncronisation for all customers who can use it?

Read on to see our recommendations for each mobile platform and what advantages and disadvantages different methods have.

WorldClient challenge – Day 2 Drag and drop messages

Moving messages is much easier in WorldClient thanks to the simple drag and drop feature. Just like a Windows application you can pick up one or more messages and either move or hold down <CTRL> to copy them to a new folder. A nice feature is that if you hang over a collapsed folder this will expand allowing you to drop the messages into a sub folder.

World Client drag and drop animation

This feature is available in the Lookout Theme for WorldClient, and works across multiple browsers including Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. If you have tested this in any other browsers please let me know in the comments.