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December 2009

•  Year in Review
•  Diverse Mobile Use
•  Mobile Device Setup Videos
•  MDaemon Performance Tips
•  2010 Product Updates


In This Issue:

•  What's New?
•  Did You Know?
•  Product Updates
•  Community
Year in Review

While speaking with many of you, it is clear that 2009 was a challenging year. Small and medium businesses around the globe were not immune to the impact the financial crisis delivered to the world's economies, as many organizations focused on survival. In addition, Malware creators began to shift focus and target small-to-medium businesses more than ever. Despite the down year, 2010 should begin to reveal signs of improvement. In fact, many analysts predict that 2010 should begin to show stronger signs of economic recovery.

As the economic conditions begin to improve, the New Year will also bring new feature enhancements to all of our products. You can expect to see improved mobile device compatibility along with enhanced webmail features in the MDaemon Email Server. Alt-N's security product portfolio (SecurityPlus for MDaemon, SecurityGateway for Exchange/SMTP Servers, and ProtectionPlus for SecurityGateway) will continue to incorporate the latest features to protect against Malware. And ongoing development to deliver enhanced Outlook compatibility for customers using Outlook Connector for MDaemon are just a few things planned for 2010.

Stay tuned and keep us informed on how your business is doing. Drop us a note at marketing@altn.com.
 
Diverse Mobile Device Use

Last month we asked readers to take our mobility survey and provide feedback on the mobile environments of their businesses. One interesting result was the type of device platforms preferred or used in our customers' environments.



Want to get your feedback counted? There is still time to take the survey and share your feedback.
 
Updated Mobile Device Setup Videos Now Available

Do you need wireless access to email, calendar, contacts, or tasks using your mobile device? MDaemon is loaded with mobility features so that regardless of platform you will have access to your important information wherever you are. We've recently updated our Mobile Device Page with short setup videos to make getting connected even easier.
Improve the Performance of Your MDaemon Mail Server

To improve MDaemon's performance, try making the following adjustments:
  •  Disable Debug logging. When Debug logging is enabled, more data is written to the logs.
     Much of this data is only needed for troubleshooting purposes, thus, performance may be improved
     by disabling this feature.
  •  Cache SMTP connection failures for a specified period of time. This prevents MDaemon from needlessly
     trying to reconnect to a non-responding server until a specific period of time has elapsed.
  •  Limit the number of maximum simultaneous connections to a single IP address.
  •  Limit the number of Maximum concurrent outbound SMTP sessions, and maximum outbound SMTP
     messages spooled per session.

These performance tips for MDaemon are detailed in this knowledge base article.

Additional performance tips:
  •  Configure your third-party antivirus software to omit scanning of the MDaemon directory.
     Third-party antivirus software can sometimes interfere with MDaemon's performance.
  •  Defragment the hard drive on the MDaemon server.
  •  Run Disk Cleanup regularly.
 
Refer A New Customer and You Can Save Money!

Did you know you can save even more on your next renewal when you refer a new customer to Alt-N? Refer a new customer and earn a 10% credit on your next renewal when your referral purchases MDaemon or SecurityPlus. Refer 5 new customers who buy, and that's 50% off your renewal! Plus, we will offer a 10% discount to each new customer you refer! Join the other Alt-N customers who are taking advantage of this program and submit your referral today!

Visit the Customer Referral Program page to get started or to learn more.
New Versions of MDaemon
— Planned for 2010

The New Year will bring two new versions of the MDaemon Email Server. Version 11 is planned to launch in late January and will include enhancements to mobility features as well as additional capabilities in the WorldClient web mail application. Version 12 is planned for late summer-2010. If your MDaemon subscription is coming due, completing your renewal will be the most economical way for you to upgrade to the newer versions as soon as they are released.

Look for feature enhancements to be announced in future newsletters or access the discussions in the MDaemon Forums. If you would like to contribute to MDaemon's ongoing development, be sure to join the Beta testing community.
 




SecurityPlus for MDaemon and
Outlook Connector for MDaemon

SecurityPlus 4.1.0 and Outlook Connector 2.2.4 for MDaemon are due to launch alongside the new MDaemon 11. SecurityPlus for MDaemon will feature an updated antivirus engine from Kaspersky allowing for better detection rates and overall improved performance. Outlook Connector for MDaemon will include additional performance enhancements.

If you are not currently safeguarding your MDaemon Email Server with SecurityPlus for MDaemon, now is a great time to get started with a free SecurityPlus 30-day trial. Or, improve your groupware communication by downloading a free 30-day trial of Outlook Connector.
 
RelayFax Network Fax Manager
— 7.0.0 Coming in Q1 2010

We are committed to making RelayFax 7.0.0 the best network fax manager on the market, so we are spending some additional development time to make sure that it meets our customer's high standards. RelayFax Network Fax Manager 7.0.0 is coming with some exciting new features including Fax Over IP (FoIP) and an improved user interface.

If you're not currently using RelayFax for your business, download a free 30-day trial to see the benefits of getting rid of the old clunky fax machine and to start enjoying faxing without leaving your desk.
 
Stay Current and Keep Your Business Protected

Renew your product license today to stay current with the latest releases of MDaemon Email Server for Windows and all of your Alt-N products.
Help Spread the Word

Help Alt-N Technologies' awareness in the user community by offering comments to any of the following web sites or providing a referral:

AlternativeTo
AlternativeTo.net
If you are a former Exchange user and want to help with Word of Mouth marketing for MDaemon as a great alternative email server for small-to-medium businesses, we could use some votes and comments on a new "alternative" site. Please visit the MDaemon Email Server page on the "Alternative To" website. You can leave a comment and give us a "Like" vote to share your experience. We want to help other users looking for alternatives to Exchange learn more about MDaemon. Thanks for your loyalty and support!

LinkedIn
Now you can connect with over 200 other MDaemon professionals on the LinkedIn social network site. Request to join the MDaemon User Community.

Check out the latest MDaemon User Community discussion on personalizing WorldClient.

YouTube
YouTube.com
Check out our new YouTube.com channel featuring company profile information, product videos, and links to our partners' videos. Please help us to share this information by subscribing to our channel, commenting on our videos, and giving us friend status.

Spiceworks
SpiceWorks
Are you one of the 400,000 members of the Spice Works Community? If so, cast your vote to keep MDaemon at the top of the "Best Email Server" list.

MSExchange
MSExchange.org & ServerFiles.com
Have you had a positive experience using SecurityGateway for Exchange/SMTP Servers? Help spread the word and let others know your success by visiting SecurityGateway's listings on MSExchange.org or ServerFiles.com.

Tucows
CNET Download.com & Tucows.com
Do you think the MDaemon Email Server is a great messaging product? Help tell others by submitting a review at the bottom of Download.com's MDaemon Email Server page or Tucows' MDaemon Email Server for Windows page. Registration might be required on either site if you are not an existing member.
Newsletter Archive

Missed the last edition of News@Alt-N? Don't worry, because now all editions of News@Alt-N are archived on our Literature page. It's also a great place to find the latest product data sheets, white papers, product reviews, and case studies.
 
Comments

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