Like all MDaemon releases, the developers at Alt-N continue to add new customer requested features and enhancements. Here is a quick overview of just some of the features end users and IT administrators will find helpful. A more comprehensive list of all new features and enhancements can be viewed in the MDaemon Messaging Server Release Notes.
An ActiveSync migration app is available along with MDaemon's original MDMigrator, which allows administrators to migrate data from Microsoft Exchange Server. The ActiveSync Migration Client for MDaemon provides improved migration support for administrators by easily migrating email, calendars, tasks, notes, and contacts from any mail server that supports ActiveSync protocol version 14.1.
MDaemon's Spambot Detection feature tracks the originating IP address from which every return-path value (sender) uses over a period of time. If the same return-path is used by multiple IP addresses (more than can normally be expected) within a given period of time, then this typically indicates a possible spambot network is being used. When a spambot is detected, the connection is dropped and the sending address can optionally be blacklisted for a designated period of time.
Users can synchronize their contacts with their favorite mobile device or other mail client using the CardDAV protocol. Notable CardDAV clients are Apple Address Book (included with Mac OS X), Apple iOS (iPhone), and Mozilla Thunderbird via the SOGO plugin.
WorldClient has added Two-Factor Authentication (TFA) to make users more secure when strong passwords may not have been implemented. WorldClient users who enable Two-Factor Authentication will be required to enter a verification code before they can have a logged in session. This feature can be used with any client that supports Google Authenticator (available in the Google Play store).
MDaemon's browser-based Remote Administration application has been updated with a more dynamic design that automatically adjusts information based on the size of the screen used – whether the user is on a phone, tablet, or PC.
MDaemon now includes an XML API which allows third-party developers to integrate complimentary applications (such as CPanel, etc.) with MDaemon. The API allows for the retrieval of information from MDaemon, including lists, accounts, domains, and more, and also provides the ability to make configuration changes.
On the server side, Open PGP for MDaemon has been added to give administrators the ability to use encryption, decryption, and basic key management capabilities through OpenPGP support. This additional layer helps administrators who want to ensure user compliance by managing encryption settings at the server versus the user implemented client level. Also, MDaemon's Content Filter now contains actions to encrypt and decrypt messages. And finally, server-side encryption capabilities are beneficial when using email archiving with MDaemon.
CalDAV allows users to view and update all calendars to which they have access on all compatible CalDAV clients. Notable CalDAV clients include Apple iCal (Included with Mac OS X), Apple iOS (iPhone/iPad), and Mozilla Thunderbird via the Lightning calendar plugin.
The Do Not Disturb feature allows administrators to set a timeframe during which users are not allowed to access their accounts to check their email. During the Do Not Disturb period, accounts can still receive email, but users cannot send or check for mail using SMTP, IMAP, POP, WorldClient or ActiveSync.
The password recovery feature allows users to designate a password recovery email address. When a user has forgotten their password, they can click on a "Forgot password?" link which takes them to a page that asks them to confirm their password recovery email address. When this address is entered correctly, a link to a page that allows the user to change their password is sent to that address.
Desktop notifications allow WorldClient users (using the LookOut or WorldClient theme) to receive notifications of new email messages, new instant messages, and any change in status of a chat buddy.