MDaemon Messaging Server - Features Comparison

MDaemon Messaging Server comes in Lite (formerly MDaemon Standard) and Pro Editions. These charts shows the major differences between versions of MDaemon to assist in matching requirements.

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Features And Services

Features For MDaemon Messaging Server MDaemon
Maximum Accounts 50 Unlimited
SMTP, POP3, DomainPOP, and MuliPOP
SSL / TLS / StartTLS
Account / Domain -Based Signature Files
Account Grouping
Account Quotas
Account Validation Using Minger Server
Active Directory Monitoring
Aliases with Wildcards
Attachment Linking - Inbound / Outbound, Attachment Storage, Retrieval on Demand, and Quick Mobile Message Downloads
Automatic Gateway Creation When Used in a Backup MX Role
Automatic Mail Forwarding
Bandwidth Throttling
Calendar with Free / Busy Server
Contact Synchronization
Custom Plug-In Support
Folder Sharing
Holding Queue for Errors
IMAP "Compress" and "Binary"
IMAP Mail Filtering Rules
Mailing Lists - Digests, Subscribe/Unsubscribe Support, Moderator Options, Post-Only / Read-Only Access, Archiving, Active Directory, and ODBC 5:50
Limited Functionality
Meeting Requests with Automatic Updates of Attendees
Multiple LDAP Configurations for Gateway Domains
On-Demand Mail Relay (ODMR)
Out-Of-Office Auto-Responder
Performance Counters
Public Folder Manager
Server-Hosted Public and Shared IMAP Folders with Access Control Lists (ACL)
Shared Calendaring and Scheduling
Simple Message Ticketing System
Traffic Charts
MDaemon Remote Administration - Web-based access to most of MDaemon's features and settings.
  • Global Administrator reports on bandwidth, in vs outbound (Number and amount processed), top recipients of Spam, viruses blocked and other fixes
  • MDaemon Status Reports
  • Colorized Session Logs
  • Add, Edit, or Remove Accounts
  • Create and Edit Domains
  • Adjust MDaemon Port Settings and Event Timeouts
  • Configure Message Archiving
  • Shared Folders with Custom Access Levels
  • MDaemon Configuration Files
  • Access All MDaemon Logs
  • Queue Management
  • Traffic and Mailbox Charts
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Remote Device Soft Wipe
  • Holding Queue
  • Antivirus with SecurityPlus
  • Domain Sharing
  • HTML Editor for Domain Signatures / Exclaimers
WorldClient Instant Messenger - Chat, Group Chat, Buddy List, File Sharing, New Mail Notification, Logging, and Support for Multi-Languages
WorldClient (Web-Based Email Client) - Access to Email, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, and Tasks
  • Document Folders
  • Drag and Drop Attachments
  • Integrated Closed Instant Messaging with Chat, Buddy List, Logging, and Group Chat
  • Mobile Theme
  • Support for Multi-Languages
  • Custom Branding
  • Unicode UTF-8 Output
  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Support
  • User Configurable Time Zone
  • Handicap Accessible Reader
Limited Functionality
Groupware Functionality Including: Folders for Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes and Documents with Public / Private Folder Sharing
Outlook Support Including: Email, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes and Documents with Public / Private Folder Sharing Requires Outlook Connector for MDaemon Plug-In
ActiveSync - Microsoft Outlook 2013 and Windows 8 Mail Support1 Requires ActiveSync Feature Enabled via Separate License Key
ActiveSync - 2.5, 12.1, 14.0, and 14.1 Protocols2 Requires ActiveSync Feature Enabled via Separate License Key

Mobile Device Management

Features For MDaemon Messaging Server MDaemon
ActiveSync - Over-The-Air (OTA) Synchronization of Individual, Shared, and Public Email, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, and Notes on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry (OS 10) Smartphones2

One Simple Management Console for Mobile IT Policies for Domain Level Device Policy Management, Customizable Device IT Policies (Password Expiration, Password Complexity Level, Maximum Attachment Size, Require Alpha-Numeric Password, Require Device Encryption, Disable Camera, and Several Other Policy Options), Password Assignments / Resets, Remote Device All / Soft Wiping, Autodiscover Service, Device Whitelists and Blacklists, Sessions Window, and Forgetting Inactive Devices2
Requires ActiveSync Feature Enabled via Separate License Key
BlackBerry - Built-In Support for BlackBerry (OS 7 and Under), Via BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), Including: Advanced Email, Wireless Synchronization, Up-To-Date Calendaring, Integrated Contacts, Device IT Policy Management and Security, BlackBerry Balance Technology, and Remote File Access3-4

One Simple Management Console to Manage BlackBerry Device Functionality Including: Domain Level Device Policy Management, Customizable Device IT Policies, Password Assignments / Resets, and Remote Device Wiping3-4
Requires BES
for MDaemon Plug-In
BlackBerry - Supports BlackBerry (OS 7 and Under) Push Email, Inbox Mapping, Calendar, and Contact Synchronization for BlackBerry Devices Via BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) Data Plan4
Wireless Access to Email, Contacts, Calendar, and Tasks Using IMAP and SyncML5


Features For MDaemon Messaging Server MDaemon
AntiSpam Runs as Separate Process (MDSpamD)
Attachment Compression
Attachment Restriction
Automatic IP Screening
Backscatter Protection
Content Filtering
Detect and Stop Hijacked Accounts
Detect Spoofed Email Addresses
DNS Blacklists
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) - Author Domain Signing Practices (ADSP)
DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) - Signing and Verification
Dynamic DoS, Dictionary, and Brute Force Attack Detection and Prevention (Dynamic Screening)
Email Notification of Attempted Violations of Account Restrictions
Host Screening
IP Screening and Address Suppression
IP Shielding
LDAP Recipient Verification
Password Settings and Restrictions
Per Account Whitelists
Recipient Blacklists
Reverse Lookup
Sender Blacklists
Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and Sender ID
SMTP Authentication
Strong Passwords
Trusted IPs and Hosts
Vouch-By-Reference (VBR) Message Certification

Spam And Virus Filtering

Features For MDaemon Messaging Server MDaemon
Spam Filter - Blacklists
Spam Filter - Whitelists
Spam Filter with Bayesian Learning and Heuristic Message Scoring
Spam Honeypots
SpamAssassin 3
Inline Virus Scanning Kaspersky AntiVirus Engine Requires SecurityPlus for MDaemon Plug-In Requires SecurityPlus for MDaemon Plug-In
Recurrent Pattern Detection (RPD) Requires SecurityPlus for MDaemon Plug-In
Zero-Hour Outbreak Protection Requires SecurityPlus for MDaemon Plug-In

System and Administration

Features For MDaemon Messaging Server MDaemon
Account Import / Export
Account Restrictions
Account Templates with Automatically-Configured Settings
Automated Old Mail and Inactive Account Deletion (Pruning)
Automatic Update Service
Colorized Session Logs
Configurable Mail Port, Protocol Timeout, and Session Inactivity Values
Configurable Storage Locations
Custom Mail Queuing
Delivery of Mail Directly to Recipients' Mail Server or to Your Smart Host
Domain Sharing (Split Domain to Multiple Servers)
Easy to Backup and Restore Via Flat File Structure
LDAP Account Database Backend Support
Low Disk Space Alert Notifications
Multiple Mail Domains
ODBC Account Database Backend Support
Queue Management System
Real-Time Session Activity Logging
Simplified (On / Off) Message Archiving to Public Folders or to Designated Email Address(es)
SMTP Greeting "Site Policy"
Unlimited Mail Delivery Schedules