Introducing MDaemon 19

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 19

Note: The "Start MDaemon" Start Menu shortcut on new installations now defaults to opening a browser to MDaemon Remote Administration rather than opening an MDaemon Configuration Session. Instructions for changing this behavior to launch the MDaemon console by default can be found in the MDaemon release notes.

Email Server - Enhanced Integration with Third-Party Plugins

MDaemon's XML-API has been expanded to include additional capabilities. Folders and their contents can be created, deleted, renamed, and moved using the API. Developers can use these expanded features to display or manipulate the content of user mailboxes. Full documentation can be found in the MDaemon\Docs\API\XML-API\ directory.

Email Security - External Message Warning

A new "External Message" Content Filter condition has been added, along with a new "Add a warning to the top of the message" action. This allows administrators to create a rule that will add a custom warning to the top of all email messages originating from external sources - providing extra protection against phishing attempts by alerting users to treat these messages with extra care.

Email Security - Support for Separate SSL Certificates for Each Host/Domain

MDaemon supports TLS Server Name Indication (SNI). This allows domains and host names to have their own assigned SSL/TLS certificate, rather than having to share a single certificate.

Email Security - Authentication Failure & Frozen Account Reports

MDaemon's Dynamic Screening feature includes the option to send authentication failure and frozen account reports to end users. When a given number of authentication failures has been reached, or when an account has been frozen, the user is notified so that corrective action can be taken.

Webmail - "All Unread" & "All Flagged" Saved Searches

When logging in for the first time, MDaemon Webmail users will receive a prompt asking if they would like to create an "All Unread" and "All Flagged" saved search for convenient, one-click access to unread or important messages.

Webmail - Expired Session Indicator

MDaemon Webmail will display (EXPIRED) on the browser tab when a user's session has expired. This allows users who have multiple browser tabs open to be notified when they have been logged out without having to switch tabs.

Other Improvements

  • Autodiscover support has been expanded to accommodate a wider variety of connecting clients (including eM Client, Thunderbird, Outlook, and others). The service can also now be configured to pass a custom host name to the connecting client on a per-service basis (for example: administrators can configure ActiveSync to connect to activesync.domain.com and IMAP to connect to imap.domain.com, etc.).
  • The option "Only send antivirus update notification on failure" is now enabled by default, and when updating to MDaemon 19, it will be enabled the first time MDaemon starts up.
  • MDaemon Remote Administration New Features:
    • Added license management options to the Registration page.
    • Added AntiVirus Updater and Scheduler dialogs.
    • Added queue counts, process message counts, other process counts, session statistics, and more process states to the Status page.
  • The MDaemon AntiVirus configuration screen has been updated. Both antivirus engines (Cyren and ClamAV) can now be configured from a single screen.
  • When ActiveSync is disabled for a domain, administrators will receive a pop-up asking if they would like to revoke ActiveSync access for users of the selected domain. This makes it easier to revoke access and reduces the usage of ActiveSync licenses.
  • The STARTTLS White List now takes precedence over the STARTTLS Required List and the "SMTP server requires STARTTLS on MSA port" option.
  • New options have been added to Security | Spam Filter | Spam Honeypots and Security | Security Settings | Screening | SMTP Screen to enable/disable the Dynamic Screening notification when an IP is blocked.

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.