Using MailStore to archive selected MDaemon users only

Our installation guide for MDaemon users details how to get MailStore up and running using a combination of two archiving jobs (journalling and mailbox).

That works really well if you want to archive everyone’s mail, but sometimes I’m asked about archiving for a handful of users only.

Fortunately MDaemon uses a highly customisable content filter to journal mail which means it’s flexible enough to make this possible…here’s how I suggest you go about it…

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Problems synchronising your Nexus 5 via ActiveSync?

UPDATE: 10/12/13 Google released Android 4.4.2 today and I can confirm that this now fixes the Exchange sync issue on my Nexus 5. See below for more details…

A couple of us in the office have just taken delivery of some shiny new Nexus 5’s – fantastic devices we’re really happy with but we’ve unfortunately both come across what looks to be a known issue setting up the ActiveSync connection to synchronise them with MDaemon Messaging Server.

MDaemon has an integrated ActiveSync server but this issue with the devices will also apply to those of you who use Microsoft Exchange.

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Connecting Outlook 2013 to MDaemon – POP Vs. IMAP Vs. ActiveSync

With the recent release of MDaemon 13.5 Alt-N have upgraded the built in ActiveSync server which now includes support for the latest ActiveSync protocol used by Outlook 2013. This update adds additional ActiveSync policy support but also it allows MDaemon to provide native ActiveSync support for Outlook 2013 as well as the built in Windows 8 Mail App. Continue reading

BackupAssist v7 out now! More usable, better looking and now with central administration…

“Simplify it” was the brief the BackupAssist team were given to work with for version 7 and those of you who’ve been following our preview posts will already know that’s exactly what they’ve managed to achieve.

I’m pleased to be letting you know the latest major release of the fantastic BackupAssist software is now available for download from our site.

Download BackupAssist v.7.0 here.

“What’s new in version 7?” video here.

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MailStore v8.0 released today – updated interface, Outlook 2013 support and more…

MailStore 8 box shotThe latest major new release of MailStore is now live and available for download from our Web site.

Version 8.0 brings a selection of updates and fixes along with new support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and Microsoft Outlook 2013 (including Click-to-Run for Office 365). For those of you running Outlook 2010 64-bit there is also a 64-bit version of the MailStore client available.

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Support queries shared: MailStore user authentication failing despite correct password

We have seen two separate issues recently where MailStore had been configured to use directory services to synchronise its user list with an external source. One being an MDaemon mail server and the other on a machine running Kerio Connect.

In both cases, even though the IMAP user account details were correct, the password check failed with an error that suggested a bad authentication result.

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Choosing the right hardware for MDaemon Messaging Server

If you’re looking to build a new home for your MDaemon server software, there are a few factors to be considered when deciding on a specification.

I’m often asked by customers for some advice on which areas are best to invest in, so in this post I’ll take a look at the main ones, which I hope will provide a good basis for building the right platform to meet your needs. Continue reading

Simpler synchronisation of your Android device using ActiveSync

Up until quite recently I’ve always recommend that if you’re an Android mobile user who needs access to your email, calendar and contacts, the best method was to use IMAP to synchronise your email and ActiveSync for the calendar and contacts. This two account approach works well but I’ve always been aware it could be simpler to set up.

Thankfully, ActiveSync ‘push’ email was added to MDaemon in version 12, so you’re now able to enjoy full synchronisation of both your email accounts, calendar and contacts with just a single ActiveSync account.

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MDaemon 13 beta preview: Part 6 – IMAP compress

As the name suggests, this simple feature allows MDaemon’s IMAP server to honour the IMAP compression mode which significantly decreases the amount of data that needs to be transferred during a client to server IMAP session.

Typical compression ranges from 50-90% depending on the data being transmitted but the overall increase in performance is undoubtedly beneficial.

Unfortunately, not all IMAP clients support IMAP compression so be sure to check your specific client for details. The native Outlook IMAP session doesn’t in fact, however ALT-N have addressed this by adding support in the Outlook Connector Client.

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