MDaemon v16.5 – New antispam feature, auto-updating, webmail category support and lots more…

MDaemon 16.5

It’s inconvenient, it undoubtedly costs your business money and it has the potential to cause you headaches of epic proportions.

Perhaps that’s not the greatest sales strap line you’ve ever read?

Well, that’s because I’m not referring to MDaemon, in this case, I’m talking about your friend and mine, spam email.

You know, that particularly enjoyable type where seemingly innocuous messages from colleagues/ suppliers/ customers, turn out to be from one of those aspiring Mr. Robot types hell-bent on crypto’ing the life out of your data.

In 16.5 there’s less chance of that happening as one of the new features of interest is the simple, but effective ‘From Header Protection/ Modification’.

That’s not all – there’s auto-updating, centralised Outlook Connector settings, an XMPP server (yes, I had to Google it too) and some improvements to Worldclient you’ve been asking for.

Here are my highlights – as usual, you can find the exhaustive version available in the MDaemon Release Notes.

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How to check if somebody knows your password. Have you been ‘pwned’?

If you read my post on ‘spear phishing’  you’ll be aware that the hijacking of email accounts is on the rise. These attacks generally revolve around the attacker already knowing the login details for the account somehow.

When I speak to customers they often wonder how the attacker knew their seemingly complex password. Did they simply guess it?

The simple answer is no, in my opinion, that’s very unlikely.

It’s much more likely that the email address and password were used on another site/ service which has led to them being compromised or ‘pwned’.

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Free MDaemon Email Server Licences for VARs, ITSPs and MSPs

MDaemon NFRsStill voted the number one alternative to Microsoft Exchange, MDaemon is aimed at small business owners who want the extra privacy and control that an on-premise email service can offer.

It’s a great tool to have in your armoury as an IT Service Provider, Reseller or MSP and what’s more, as a partner programme member you’re entitled to a fully functional, free copy for your own use.

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MDaemon v16.0 is Here! Includes A New Spam Protection Feature, Apple Contacts Sync and Lots More…

MDaemon 15.5Despite the rise in popularity of cloud services, many businesses still prefer the control, privacy and dedicated nature of their own email server.

MDaemon has been at the top of the list of alternatives to Microsoft Exchange for some time, and with this latest release, Texas-based developer Alt-N strengthens their place with a range of new features to help small business owners and admins alike.

In this post I briefly highlight the new additions I think you’ll find most interesting, including a fantastic new addition to the spam protection armoury and some terrific news if you’re an iPhone or Apple OS X device user.

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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MDaemon Messaging Server Archiving Options Compared

archiving-mdaemon-email1Our standard recommendation for anyone who wants a true email archiving solution is MailStore Server, however, MDaemon does have some basic archiving capabilities worth being aware of too.

Version 16 of MDaemon introduces changes to the way these native capabilities work, so in this post, I’m going to take a moment to explain the changes and the options now available to you.

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Introducing PartnerPrizes – £8000 of Tech and Gadget Giveaways over 12 Weeks

MDaemon 15.5When vendors announce plans for all singing, all dancing, shiny new reseller incentives, there’s a good chance you’ll be thinking one or both of these things…

  • Why bother – one of the big companies will win
  • I bet this will be a headache to understand

You’d be right. They are common issues. However, we can assure you that neither apply to this one!

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Price Reduction: SecurityGateway Spam and Virus Protection for Exchange, MDaemon and Other Email Servers

As part of an ongoing global pricing review, SecurityGateway developer Alt-N Technologies recently announced a reduction of up to 40% across nearly all licence sizes.

This means highly effective email security, including message retention, and colour coded traffic logs, can now be purchased for as little as £143.00 + VAT for 10 users.

SecurityGateway reseller? Don’t forget to claim your free not-for-resale licence.

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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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New: Cloud Hosted MDaemon Mail Server

Cloud Hosted MDaemonIt’s with great pleasure that I’m able to announce the launch of an exciting new service from Zen Software – Cloud Hosted MDaemon Mail Server.

This new addition to our portfolio provides the perfect way for companies who recognise the benefits of having their own dedicated mail server, to also take full advantage of the benefits the cloud and hosted services bring.

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Name and Shame – How to Identify Users with Weak Passwords in MDaemon

BackupAssist v9.0Weak passwords are the most common method by which email accounts and servers can become compromised by spammers. 

The great news is that Exchange alternative MDaemon Messaging Server, now offers an easy way to identify when somebody’s using one that isn’t secure via a simple but effective new reporting feature.

Whether you then decide to name and shame, or just to give them a friendly nudge is entirely up to your discretion! :).

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