MDaemon v15.5 is Here! Includes Calendar Support for Mac Users, Enhanced Email Encryption & More…

MDaemon 15.5We’ve just put the latest major iteration of MDaemon Messaging Server live on our web site. Along with a long list of minor tweaks it includes some great new features for both admins and users alike.

In this post I briefly highlight the new additions I think you’ll find most interesting, including a real breakthrough for Mac users and further enhancements to the email encryption features.

As always, this is just our highlights, a comprehensive list of all new features and enhancements can be viewed in the MDaemon Release Notes.

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Windows 10 Compatibility and Our Products – Latest News

Windows 10Unless you’ve been living on a remote island for the last couple of weeks, and also covering up your Windows task bar every time you use your computer, you probably know that Windows 10 is now available to the masses.

Yes, Microsoft’s new flagship desktop O/S is upon us in all of it’s glory. It’ll take some time to see whether the hype was justified, and of course to discover the new features (and quirks), but if you’ve already upgraded or are thinking about doing so, you’ll no doubt be keen to know how it interacts with our products.

In this update I’ll detail what level of support (if any) is currently offered for each of the products we distribute.

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15% off MDaemon and SecurityPlus until 30th June 2015

With the EoL deadline for Windows Server 2003 fast approaching, decisions over operating system upgrades and in particular, whether or not to stick with Microsoft Exchange, are currently high up on the agenda for many small businesses.

For alternatives to Exchange such as MDaemon Messaging Server (voted number one alternative by ‘Spiceheads’) now is the time to shine.

With that in mind, we’re running a flash sale for one month to give you a wee incentive to take a look at MDaemon for yourself and to download the free 30-day trial. Continue reading

New Webinar: Sneak Preview of MDaemon 15

Microsoft Small Business Server was discontinued in 2013, leaving a real niche for MDaemon as lots of small businesses were forced to decide between “full blown” Exchange (as I like to call it) or the cloud and Office365.

It’s not a direct replacement – if you use all of Exchange’s advanced features you’ll most likely find something MDaemon won’t do (shared custom category synchronisation springs to mind) and vice versa, but 95% of it’s there.

Some pretty competitive pricing and no database to go all skewiff at 4:55pm on a Friday afternoon make it an attractive proposition for smaller companies in particular.

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MDaemon – minor but important update now live (v14.0.2)

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. Continue reading

New: MDaemon 14 – The Exchange alternative is now even better!

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…

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Support queries shared: MDaemon SSL errors – Windows XP and Server 2003

It’s a bit of a niche technical one this but as I’ve had several reports of it recently I wanted to share this one with you in case it helps.

If you’re an MDaemon customer you may have started to see the following errors in the SMTP (Out) logs when trying to send email to some specific external hosts…

“SSL negotiation failed*,*error code 0x80090326”

What this boils down to is an issue where MDaemon and the remote SMTP server cannot find a common set of SSL ciphers that they both have available to use.

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