As well as letting you know whether or not the MDaemon server is running, the MDaemon envelope icon in the system tray will also change colour depending on the current server status. Where is the envelope icon? When MDaemon is running as a system service it will show a status icon in the system tray. Unfortunately the latest Microsoft Operating systems restrict running  services from interacting with the desktop automatically. Within Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 you will only see the MDaemon system tray icon after you have launched the MDaemon configuration session from the start menu at least once as the logged in user. You can then close the MDaemon configuration session and the icon will remain.

Best wishes for 2013 Happy New Year everyone. A big thank you to all of you who've shown support, whether it's by using one of our products or simply by visiting our blog pages occasionally. From all of the team here at Zen Software, we hope you have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. As those resolutions start to kick in and we're looking forward to making sure we start  2013 in the best way possible, I wanted to stop for just a moment and share with you which of the posts on the blog were most popular in 2012. You never know, you might just have missed a gem or two!

MDaemon, Exchange or Office365?Towards the end of my last post I touched on the fact that Microsoft's recent announcement to drop Small Business Server next year has given particularly its partner community, reasons to look around at potential alternative solutions to Exchange. In this post I take a moment to highlight some of the reasons MDaemon Messaging Server should be on that list of alternatives you might be considering, including how the costs look alongside the equivalent Microsoft products.