MDaemon Black Friday Special: 30% off New Licences and Add-ons

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In keeping with the slightly random pre-Christmas tradition of slashing prices like crazy in order to draw a crowd, we too will be offering an unbeatable Black Friday discount. 

Until the end of November, we’ll cut the cost of buying any new MDaemon Email Server licence or add-on by a generous 30% off the advertised RRP’s.

MDaemon has long been a popular alternative to cloud email services such as Office365 for companies who demand the security, control and flexibility of their own email server. 

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MDaemon v17.5: Security Focus – Country Filters, Improved Dynamic Screening and More…

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MDaemon remains the leading alternative to Microsoft Exchange and Office 365, providing companies who need the security and control of their own mail server with easy to use features at a highly competitive price.

25 years on from MDaemon’s launch, we see Texas-based developer Alt-N Technologies add yet more features to boost security and an update for Outlook Connector.

Here are my highlights – don’t forget, you can find the full exhaustive list of goodies in the MDaemon Release Notes.

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10 Ways MailStore Server Can Help With GDPR Compliance

With 205 million messages being sent every day, email still remains one of the most popular ways to communicate, which means the mailboxes of many businesses today contain all manner of information concerning both customers and staff.

Whether it’s bank details, employment contracts, IP addresses or altogether more sensitive information, the introduction of the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May next year will force companies to take the responsibility of managing this data seriously.

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Protecting Against Ransomware – An MDaemon Admin’s Guide

Unless you’ve somehow managed to avoid both the news headlines and the barrage of content from IT security vendors that followed, you’ll no doubt be aware that a couple of weeks ago, there was a particularly severe ransomware attack that affected over 100,000 businesses around the globe, including the NHS.

The latest evidence indicates that the recent ‘WannaCry’ attack originated via an exploit tool created by the NSA, however it’s more common they originate via ‘phishing’ emails, the technique of tricking recipients into clicking a malicious link or opening an attachment, often appearing to be from a colleague or relative.

So with this in mind, now seems like a great time to give you a refresher on the features at your disposal as an MDaemon administrator to help prevent the type of phishing attack that can lead to a ransomware infection, along with some additional tips on best practice.

(Almost all of the security tools for MDaemon are in the SecurityPlus add-on so for the purpose of this post, I’ll be assuming you’ve got that installed.)

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MailStore v10.1 – Now With Email Reporting For Administrators

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Legally secure, fully automated email archiving is something that every business can benefit from, regardless of size or industry.

Today MailStore Server, the world’s leading e-mail archiving solution expands its extensive feature set, to include individual email reports, advanced search settings for users, and further enhancements for administrators.

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MDaemon v17.0 – Includes Dropbox Integration for Webmail Users and Let’s Encrypt Support

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MDaemon has long been a favourite for small businesses who demand the security and control only a dedicated email server can offer.

In this latest major release, Texas-based developer Alt-N Technologies add yet more features to boost security, plus a raft of enhancements for users of their webmail service, a desktop replacement and genuine alternative to Outlook.

Here are my highlights – don’t forget, you can find the full exhaustive list of goodies in the MDaemon Release Notes.

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How to Analyse MDaemon Logs Using Microsoft Excel

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A popular feature of MDaemon is its ability to let administrators quickly pinpoint message activity and session information using detailed logs. Sometimes, however, what’s required is more an overview of server usage such as how load is being shared across users or mailboxes for example.

In this post I take a look at how you can use Microsoft Excel to query data you may not even be aware is available in MDaemon!

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