NetMAX Newsletter - May 2006
The NetMAX Team has tentatively scheduled the release of our new L2.4Pv5.5 version of NetMAX for June 5th. The new release will appear on the front page of netmax.com at that time, and all NetMAX users may then download it for no additional charge. Because of security updates included in the new version, the NetMAX Team recommends all users do so at their earliest convenience.
The most notable new feature in this release of NetMAX is newly added support for for dynamic DNS. This will allow users with dynamically assigned IP addresses to access their NetMAX servers from the Internet with a fixed host name provided through a service of the user's choice (DynDNS, EasyDNS, and/or zoneedit). A more complete listing of updates will be published on the release date of 6/5/06.
The NetMAX Team also thanks the beta testers who helped us get this version ready for release!
With the upcoming 5.5 release of NetMAX Professional Suite, we have greatly enhanced the e-mail functionality.
- Our E-mail Powerpack has been integrated into Professional Suite, which means that Webmail and SpamFilter are now available at no additional charge.
- Webmail has been upgraded to SquirrelMail 1.4.6, the latest stable release with both new features and security fixes.
- SpamFilter has been upgraded to SpamBouncer 2.1 and now supports configuration via the WordPad editor if Windows (CIFS) file sharing is enabled.
- Sendmail and IMAP have been upgraded to the latest stable releases.
- The NetMAX interface now features secure POP3 and IMAP settings with implicit certificate creation. You can create a new site-specific certificate via the certificate manager.
- Also new in 5.5 are private aliases, which are used for e-mail lists with no off-site members. Only local users are allowed to send e-mail to these lists, and off-site messages (such as spam) are automatically blocked.
- And finally, we have added E-mail Preferences to the NetMAX interface. Users can now define their own mail forwarding and vacation message options.
As of this month's newsletter, our supply of Magnia SG20s is completely exhausted. We will be removing their listings from the NetMAX Store and website as part of our L2.4Pv5.5 Release updates, but will of course continue to support the many deployed SG20 units running NetMAX.
The NetMAX Team is working on a replacement for the entry-level price point of our servers, and we'll announce in this newsletter as soon as we have these new NetMAX Servers available!
We would very much like to hear from you -- especially about how you use NetMAX and Linux in your business, and how we can make NetMAX better suited to your needs. Contribute your input to the NetMAX Forum at:
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Let us know about your likes, dislikes, and general comments. We are especially interested in the type of additions to NetMAX that you would like to see as we continue to develop the NetMAX line.