Alt-N Technologies Announces New MDaemon 8.0; Latest Version Continues Tradition Of Powerful, Affordable Email

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Alt-N Technologies, the premier publisher of email, groupware and fax software for the Windows platform, announces the product release of MDaemon 8.0.

Alt-N Technologies (, the premier publisher of email, groupware and fax software for the Windows platform, announces the product release of MDaemon 8.0. The newest version of MDaemon contains powerful features for large organizations as well as the home office. With installations around the world powering email for millions of users, MDaemon 8.0 builds enterprise-class safety and security into software for small office budgets.

The new features in MDaemon 8.0 represent an impressive array of customer requests, technological change and the evolution of messaging and collaboration. Features include improved antivirus scanning, DomainKeys for protection against email fraud, updated spam and content filter tools, and many others. MDaemon 8.0 also includes enhanced support for Alt-N's upcoming Outlook Connector 2.0. Due to be released in May 2005, Outlook Connector allows seamless access to MDaemon data and features within Microsoft Outlook. MDaemon 8.0 starts at US$110 for a 6-user license and scales to support the largest enterprise installations.

Arvel Hathcock, founder and CEO of Alt-N Technologies, describes the vision and features underlying the latest MDaemon release: “MDaemon has enjoyed spectacular success based on feedback from customers and making cutting-edge technology affordable. MDaemon 8.0 represents our finest release to date of technological value and ease of use.”

The feature list of MDaemon 8.0 includes the following highlights:


New for version 8.0, MDaemon Pro has integrated the DomainKeys security system for users and administrators. DomainKeys technology validates sender addresses and the message integrity of email. DomainKeys is gaining industry acceptance for counteracting email address spoofing. MDaemon 8.0 creates outbound signatures and validates inbound DomainKeys. DomainKeys integration is an MDaemon Pro feature.

SpamAssassin 3

MDaemon 8.0 includes the latest version of SpamAssassin 3 antispam software. SpamAssassin technology uses a variety of tests for detecting unwanted email messages. The output of each test assigns a spam score to an email. If the score reaches a threshold level, MDaemon marks the email as spam.

Inline AntiVirus Scanning

MDaemon 8.0 now scans incoming messages in real-time during SMTP sessions. Inline (or immediate) scanning using AntiVirus for MDaemon increases the security of your messaging infrastructure and eliminates time-consuming administrative headaches. In the latest release, upon finding a virus, the MDaemon inline scanning feature rejects the message before it is accepted. The new inline scanning feature works only in conjunction with AntiVirus for MDaemon and is enabled by default.

Outlook Connector

MDaemon 8.0 includes enhanced support for Alt-N’s Outlook Connector plugin. Due to be released in May 2005, Outlook Connector installs in the Microsoft Outlook email client and enables that application’s sharing functions to work with the built-in groupware capabilities of MDaemon. As a groupware function, data between Outlook Connector and WorldClient are seamlessly linked.

Custom Plug-in Interface

MDaemon 8.0 now integrates custom plug-ins into the graphical interface and message processing chain. Once installed, a plugin becomes part of MDaemon, even including a command in the Setup menu. Reference materials, how-to documents and sample source code are available immediately by downloading the release version of MDaemon 8.0.

Additional features include a queue management system, a holding queue for errors and support for multiple gateway LDAP configurations. More information on these and other new features are available in the release notes and MDaemon 8.0 documentation.

Visit the Alt-N Technologies website ( to learn more about the features and benefits of MDaemon 8.0. Download the latest release of MDaemon for a free, no-obligation 30-day trial. MDaemon continues to help the world communicate with message integrity and reliable security.

About Alt-N Technologies

Alt-N Technologies specializes in developing communications software for Internet, Intranet, WAN and LAN applications. Alt-N software includes MDaemon email server, Outlook Connector for enabling Microsoft Outlook sharing through MDaemon, AntiVirus for MDaemon and RelayFax facsimile server, all separately licensed. LDaemon is a free LDAP server designed to work with Alt-N products. WebAdmin is a free product for configuring MDaemon through a web browser. All products come with professional features and beginner-level ease of use. Products are sold and supported internationally through a network of exclusive distributors and resellers. Alt-N Technologies is a privately-held Arlington, Texas, USA enterprise. More information on Alt-N Technologies is available at

MDaemon and RelayFax are registered trademarks and Outlook Connector is a service mark of Alt-N Technologies, Ltd. DomainKeys is a registered trademark of Yahoo! Inc. Used with permission. SpamAssassin is a trademark of the Apache Software Foundation. Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Outlook are a registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

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