Introducing MDaemon 18.5

Like all MDaemon releases, the developers at MDaemon Technologies 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 Email Server Release Notes.

MDaemon 18.5

Email Server - Signature Macros: Personalize Email Signatures with Sender's Contact Details

Domain-wide and user-specific email signatures now support macros which can be used to insert the sender's contact information and other details into the signature of an email message. Macros allow default and domain signatures to be personalized with the sender's full name, email address, business phone, home phone, business or home address, nickname, title, and much more. Please see the MDaemon release notes for a complete list of supported macros.

Email Security - Exempt Webmail Users from Location Screening Restrictions

MDaemon Webmail users can now be exempt from location screening restrictions when two-factor authentication is used, allowing them to log into Webmail from countries that would normally be blocked by Location Screening.

Webmail & Instant Messenger - Integrated Instant Messaging Within MDaemon Web-based Email

Instant messaging has been added to MDaemon Webmail (WorldClient and LookOut themes), allowing users to chat with other local MDaemon users without needing to run the MDaemon Instant Messenger desktop application. MDaemon Instant Messenger uses standard protocols so users can still chat using other instant messaging clients on mobile devices and other platforms.

Other Improvements

  • Improved Active Directory Integration - Users whose accounts are set to use AD authentication can now change their AD password in MDaemon Webmail.
  • The MDaemon XMPP server now supports IPv6.
  • Webmail – Pasted URLs are now converted into links.
  • Webmail – In addition to importing industry standard calendar files (.ics files), users can now also import external calendars by entering the calendar's URL. Additional configuration options allow users to manage all external calendar URLs or to configure the frequency at which MDaemon Webmail checks all external calendars for updates.
  • The process of moving user mailboxes to a different folder or drive path has been simplified. A new "Move Mail" option has been added to the Account Manager right-click menu. Selected accounts will have their entire folder structure moved to the new location. This allows user data to be migrated from one volume to another either all at once or in blocks of users at different times.
  • More options have been added to MDaemon Remote Administration for improved feature parity with the MDaemon console. These added options include:
    • Additional services can now be monitored from MDaemon Remote Administration. Administrators can now stop or start the SMTP, IMAP, POP3 and MultiPop services from the Main | Status page.
    • "Recommend Settings" buttons have been added to various security and spam filter settings.
    • "Release" and "Re-Queue" buttons have been added to the Quarantine queue.
    • A button was added to restrict MDaemon folder access to administrators, backup operators, and the System account.
    • Sorting has been added to the ActiveSync devices list.

MDaemon 18

Email Server - Single Installer for all Licensed Features

The MDaemon download/install file now includes all former plug-ins which are now "licensed features" of MDaemon that require a separate license key [Learn More].

Email Security - Enhanced Security to Avoid DNS Attacks

MDaemon - Email Security - DNSSEC

DNSSEC is a technology that digitally signs DNS data so that you can be assured that it’s valid. It was created to combat man-in-the-middle attacks that are possible in the DNS system. These types of attacks can lead to users being directed to a hijacker’s own deceptive website in an attempt to collect personal data. To help ensure MDaemon does not become a victim of these attacks, it is now capable of requesting DNSSEC be used when available.

Remote Administration - Set Security Features to their Recommended Settings

MDaemon - Remote Administration - Set Security Recommended Settings

If you have adjusted MDaemon's security settings over time and are unsure of the best settings for optimal security, you can now set each security feature to its recommended setting with a single mouse click in MDaemon Remote Administration.

Remote Administration & Webmail - Remember Me for Easier Access

MDaemon - Webmail - Remember Me for Easier Access

Remote Administration & Webmail users can enable the Remember Me feature to automatically login without having to enter a username and password. The Remember Me duration can be configured by the administrator for up to 365 days.

Webmail - Simplified Email Encryption

MDaemon - Webmail - Email Encryption

When composing a message, MDaemon Webmail users can use the Advanced Options screen to instruct MDaemon to encrypt the message, retrieve their public key, or retrieve the public key of another user (if available). This greatly simplifies the process of sending secure, encrypted email using MDaemon PGP. Click here to learn how to setup Email Encryption for MDaemon

Webmail - Message Snooze

MDaemon - Webmail - Message Snooze

MDaemon Webmail users can snooze emails to temporarily remove them from their inbox until they need them. The user’s email will reappear in the inbox at the configured time, whether it's tomorrow, next week, or when you get home. Snoozed messages can be displayed at any time using the View Snoozed Messages options.

Webmail - Collaboration & Security for Public Calendars

MDaemon - Webmail - Calendar Publishing

MDaemon Webmail users can publish a calendar to a publicly accessible URL for easy sharing and collaboration. For added security, these public calendars can be password protected. To publish a calendar, click the Share Folder icon for your calendar under the Options|Folders menu in MDaemon Webmail, enter an optional display name and password under the Public Access tab, and then click on Publish Calendar. Anyone who has the calendar’s URL and optional password can view it in their browser. More information on how to enable this feature globally or on a per-user basis can be found in the MDaemon release notes.

Webmail - Text-to-Speech

MDaemon - Webmail - Text-to-Speech

When viewing a message in MDaemon Webmail using the WorldClient, LookOut, or Mobile theme, users can click on a button to listen to the message.

NOTE: This feature is currently only supported in Chrome or Firefox.

Antivirus - Mailbox Scanning

MDaemon - Antivirus - Mailbox Scanning

When MDaemon Antivirus is enabled, administrators can now configure a schedule to scan all mailboxes. This allows the detection of any infected messages that may have passed through before any new virus definitions were created to detect the latest threats.

ActiveSync - Exempt Known Devices from Location Screening

MDaemon - ActiveSync - Exempt Known Devices from Location Screening

An option has been added to allow a previously known device to bypass location screening when connecting via MDaemon ActiveSync. Administrators can enable this option to allow users to continue to access their account from locations that are configured to have their authentication attempts blocked.

Other Improvements

  • MDaemon Webmail – In the LookOut and WorldClient themes, PIM attachments can now be added to Contacts, Tasks, and Notes.
  • MDaemon Webmail – An option was added to MDaemon Webmail that allows users to decide how to handle the original message when replying to or forwarding a message. The options are: Do not include, Attach, Include, Include and Indent, Prefix. Whether using MDaemon Webmail on a computer or a mobile device, this feature allows users to more easily identity replied-to or forwarded message content.
  • MDaemon Webmail – Now supports custom images for each custom button in the WorldClient and LookOut themes. Custom buttons are configured by an administrator on the MDaemon server. Instructions and additional details can be found in the MDaemon release notes.
  • MDaemon Webmail & Remote Administration - A Terms of Use acknowledgment has been added to the logon page. When Terms of Use is required, users will not be able to login without checking a box.
  • Remote Administration - Learn Spam and Learn Non-Spam buttons have been added to all Queues. These buttons can be used to feed spam and non-spam messages to the Bayesian Learning system to help train the spam filter to be more accurate.