How to create a company-wide ‘out of office’ responder

Set up an out of office responder in MDaemon

Before you hang up your mouse for the Christmas break, it’s a good idea to make sure that if anyone contacts you via email, they know whether you’re available and if not, when you’ll be back.

If you use MDaemon Messaging Server, rather than all staff replicating the same out of office autoresponder, you can use a simple temporary account and content filter rule to create a global version for all staff.

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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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Recent changes at BT Internet and the problems of relying on ISP’s for your email

In the last few weeks we have started seeing an increase in support requests relating to email delivery problems that are outside of the control of the MDaemon server. Specifically this happens when companies are relying on an ISP mail platform to provide POP3 mailboxes and SMTP services to deliver their mail to and from MDaemon. In this article I want to point out why the method you choose to get email in and out of MDaemon is so important and how you can redesign and often simplify your mail platform to minimise the effects of changes that are ‘outside of your control’.

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How to pre-check email before it’s sent (Editor approval)

One of the particularly nice features in MDaemon is the ability to customise the flow of email through the use of its built in content filters.

In the past we’ve mainly focused on using the content filter in different ways to automate tasks, change message content and redirect mail to other locations.

In this article I’ll give you an overview of how you can make use of the content filter and MDaemon’s custom queues to intercept some or all outbound email, have a user check and authorise it manually, and then let it continue along its intended delivery path.

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New ‘Introduction to MDaemon Messaging Server’ Webinar

If you’re new to MDaemon and want a quick and easy way to get up to speed on the features it offers, I’ve just added a brand new webinar you should find ideal.

During this one hour session I’ll focus on the user’s experience via Outlook and MDaemon’s web mail client, plus I’ll show you how simple it is to connect from any of the current mobile devices.

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