Dropbox Integration for Webmail Users, Popular IM Client Connections, Support for Let’s Encrypt, new Message Scheduling, and More!
Businesses around the world have depended on the reliability and security of MDaemon for over 20 years.
With the release of MDaemon 17, we’ve included additional security features and introduced several new features for WorldClient, MDaemon’s feature-packed web-based email client.
Below, you’ll find a summary of key new features. A more comprehensive list of all new features and enhancements can be found in the MDaemon release notes on the MDaemon Download page.
New Security Features
MDaemon Health Check Utility
MDaemon’s new health check utility will analyze all security-related settings and display a report of each feature that is not configured with the recommended setting. This report includes the name of the feature, the current setting for that feature, its recommended setting, and the GUI path to the setting. Administrators can select an entry in the report and click on “Set to Recommended” to re-configure the selected feature with the recommended setting, or by holding down CTRL or SHIFT, multiple items can be selected and re-configured simultaneously.
Enhanced Password Security
An option has been added to store mailbox passwords using non-reversible encryption. This protects the passwords from being decrypted by MDaemon, the administrator, or a possible attacker.
More information on this feature can be found in the following knowledge base article:
How to store mailbox passwords using non-reversible encryption
Access to Free Certificates
MDaemon now supports “Let’s Encrypt,” a certificate authority service that uses an automated process to provide free certificates for Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption for secure websites.
New Webmail Features
WorldClient users can save message attachments directly to their Dropbox accounts and attach files directly from Dropbox when composing a message.
More information on Dropbox integration:
How to set up Dropbox integration
Flexible Chat Client Options
WorldClient Instant Messenger now uses the XMPP protocol for instant messaging instead of WorldClient’s proprietary protocol. This gives users more chat client options (those that support XMPP), especially when wanting to use mobile chat clients to connect with MDaemon users on their desktop.
WorldClient users now have the option of sending a message at a later date and time. This feature is located under the Advanced button in the message compose window. Simply select the desired date and time in the new drop-down menus, and then click on Send. For more information on how to enable this feature, please see the MDaemon release notes.
Support for Multiple Email Signatures
WorldClient now supports multiple email signatures. This is useful in situations where a user has additional aliases for his account, such as firstname.lastname@example.org, etc. A default signature can be assigned to the user’s primary email address and to each alias. When composing a message, users can use the default signature assigned to the email address (or alias) currently used, or choose from among their other signatures via the Advanced button in the message Compose window.
Easily Share Contacts with Other Email Clients
When using the LookOut or WorldClient themes, WorldClient users can now import vCards (.vcf files) into their default contacts folder. vCards enable users to send and receive contact information in a format that can be easily read in other email programs. A vCard may contain a contact’s name, title, phone number, email address, mailing address, and other information.
Enhanced Desktop Notifications
Desktop notifications are now available for WorldClient tasks and events. When a reminder is configured for an event or task, a pop-up window will display to alert the user.
- ActiveSync Corrupt Message Notifications notify administrators if a particular message cannot be processed.
- The ActiveSync Migration Client now supports the ability to select which folder types to migrate.
- A new content filter option has been added which will quarantine the entire message when it contains a restricted attachment.
- The Retry Queue configuration screen has a new checkbox which enables sending of a “successful delivery” DSN (delivery status notification message) any time a message is delivered which has previously been delayed and placed in the retry queue for whatever reason.
- Options have been added to the Outlook Connector centralised management for local cache filename and attachments directory.
If your license is current, you can upgrade to MDaemon 17 for free. You can check for MDaemon updates via the Help menu in MDasemon, or click here to visit the MDaemon purchase page.