Given its long history, it’s not surprising to discover that most of what’s new in MDaemon 10 is behind the scenes. That said, the management interface does get a more colourful look, new icons and revised toolbars, making it far less cluttered and easier to navigate.
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MDaemon takes top marks in a group-test of Exchange alternatives in German Magazine ‘Network Computing’, in particular MDaemon was singled out as having an exemplary administration interface and outstanding spam filtering to which the other products were ‘unable to hold a candle to’.
Alan Stevens reviews MDaemon 9.0 for PCW and comments on its comprehensive groupware abilities along with enhanced security tools and new SyncML support for mobile devices.
Already a leading alternative to Microsoft Exchange, Alt-N MDaemon has bumped up another version number in its aim to maintain leading-edge mail server functionality. In its latest incarnation, MDaemon primarily addresses mobile computing, groupware enhancements, and server performance.
The review covers the recently-released MDaemon 8, with its emphasis on expanded groupware functions and security technologies. Concerning MDaemon’s built-in groupware functions, ServerWatch says the ‘WorldClient browser interface is slick…’ and the groupware data integrates ‘seamlessly between WorldClient and Outlook’, through Alt-N’s Outlook Connector plug-in.
Alan Stevens reviews MDaemon 8 for ZDNet just prior to the release of Outlook Connector…”Popular with small to medium-sized businesses and beyond, MDaemon Pro is a fully featured SMTP mail server that can be further extended with a range of optional add-ons. Among these are an antivirus scanner and LDAP directory server plus MDaemon GroupWare, which adds Exchange-like collaboration features accessible both from the built-in Web client and via Outlook.”
When reviewing serious alternatives to installing an Exchange server, PCW’s reviewers gave MDaemon the Editor’s Choice award based on it’s comprehensive set of features, easy to use GroupWare add-in and solid anti-spam and antivirus protection.
Although a brief review, Dave Mitchell seems impressed with MDaemon’s ease of use, quick installation and range of Anti-Spam features – “It took less than 10 minutes to get an internal email system up and running…”, “Spam gets hit from all directions…”, “MDaemon certainly offers a wealth of features….”
Citing the ‘value-for-money aspect’ of MDaemon — especially when compared its competitors — PC PRO magazine has given the popular email server a five-star review.
PC PRO especially praised the “clever” interface between MDaemon and the group sharing functions of Microsoft Outlook. MDaemon GroupWare makes MDaemon “a truly affordable alternative” to Outlook Exchange Server, according to the review.
Personal Computer World (PCW), has awarded MDaemon GroupWare five stars for its group sharing compatibility with Microsoft Outlook. In giving MDaemon GroupWare its Recommended status, PCW cited the low cost, easy installation and usability of the workgroup email server.