Coincidence? Not really. However, it’s nice to see that major version releases of MDaemon now correlate to the year of the release.
Of course, we will continue to add additional features and minor releases throughout the year. For some, this alignment may not seem like a big deal. But for others, it will help them easily identify when they are on older versions and investigate what new features they could be using.
Like many companies we communicate each time a new version is released to share what new features and fixes customers can expect. We even have a web page dedicated to MDaemon features by version to highlight the changes within each release. Yet I’m consistently amazed to hear from customers who are on older versions of the Windows-based email software say, “I didn’t know you had that feature!”
To help, we’re going to take more time to share use cases and highlight many of the more popular features of MDaemon, and more importantly WHY you should care. After all, we add these features because our customers request them. Just have a look at Alt-N’s Idea Engine and you can get a sense of just how many requests get submitted and voted upon.
For now, I’ve summarized some key features in MDaemon 16 below. And as always, more technical detail can be found in the release notes on the MDaemon download page.
Throughout the year you can expect more information and detail coming from me and the team to help you understand the value of the features and why they are important.
So, please stay tuned!
MDaemon 16 New Features for End Users
Contact Synchronization using CardDAV
Building off the previous addition of CalDAV for calendar synchronization, users can now 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.
Improved WorldClient Web-based Email Security
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 16 New Features for Administrators
Flexible Email Account Migration Tool
A new migration app is available along with MDaemon’s original MDMigrator, which allows administrators to migrate data from Microsoft Exchange Server. The new 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 new 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.
Remote Administration on Mobile Devices
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.
Improved API for Complimentary Applications
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 change