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Founded in 1552, Bedford School is an independent boarding
and day school for boys aged 7 to 18 years, where fundamental
traditions combine with innovative educational thinking to
provide a challenging environment.
Choosing an email server to effectively manage electronic
communications is an important decision for any school. Bedford
used Netscape Messenger until about five years ago when they
had to upgrade to a new version, to avoid it acting as an
open relay, and then costs escalated. Bob Eadie, Network Manager
at Bedford said "...the main reasons we went with MDaemon
were low cost of ownership and the ease with which we could
set it up. It is also both powerful and flexible."
with Us, UK
The movewithus Property Relocation Network was formed in 1997.
Based in St Ives Cambridgeshire, the network has an increasing
membership of partner estate agents and industry professionals
throughout the UK and overseas currently with in excess of
When the company began with one PC and a single email account,
few people in the property industry had email and most communication
was paper-based. The major internal change occurred in 1999
when the company automated the agent referral system and all
staff had full access to the database and email. Previously,
the referral system was all fax-based, with sales leads being
posted to the relevant estate agents now all communication
is electronic using MDaemon and RelayFax as a basis, Simon
King, National Network Manager at Move with Us says, "MDaemon
has become critical to our business as both estate agents
and the public move to electronic communication".
Yachting Association, UK
The Royal Yachting Association is the National Association
for all forms of sailing and windsurfing, motor cruising,
sportsboats, personal watercraft and powerboat racing. It
is recognised by all Government offices as being the negotiating
body for the water activities it represents.
The RYA has gone through a rapid period of growth over the
last five years and the need for its IT infrastructure to
keep pace with, and help facilitate, this growth is critical.
Now being its primary mode of communication, the company depends
heavily on email handling around 5,500 every day across its
100,000 personal members, 1,500 affiliated clubs and 3,500
"MDaemon has become a critical tool for our business," says Andy Galvin, Senior Network Technician at the RYA. He
continues "Everything the company now does is email driven
such as email forums and discussion groups. We are making
it as easy as possible for people to communicate interactively."
barton buses, UK
trent barton is one of a very small number of significant
independent bus operators in the UK. The company employs nearly
1000 people across its 11 sites in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire
and Leicestershire, running a fleet of around 330 modern buses
and carrying 35 million passengers each year. The sites include
a mix of bus stations, engineering, support sites, and operations
centres to control the running of the buses.
Andy Spencer, Systems Support Technician at trent barton
says: "I considered Microsoft Exchange, however it was
far too expensive and complicated for what we wanted. A friend
of mine had installed MDaemon into a local school, so I went
to see it in operation and was impressed by its scalability
and easy to use functionality. We therefore opted to go with
MDaemon and haven't looked back since."
Independent School District, Texas, US
The Victoria Independent School District (VISD) serves Victoria,
Texas and some smaller adjacent communities. The VISD is the
largest single employer with more than 2,400 staff members.
The district educates more than 14,700 students.
The VISD needed Windows email servers capable of handling
several thousand users, both staff and students. Ease-of-use,
economy and performance were the primary selection criteria.
The VISD found what they needed in MDaemon and AntiVirus
for MDaemon, "We originally chose MDaemon because it
was simple and cost effective" said Randy Williams, who
heads Management Information Services for the VISD.
The Nefkens Group has been active in the mobility sector since
1878 and is one of the leading automotive concerns in the
Netherlands. Nefkens also operates a fleet of lease vehicles
and is the official dealer for Peugeot and Opel. The extensive
dealer network in the Netherlands takes care of new and used
car sales, maintenance and repair, as well as selling original
spare parts. The head office - and digital heart - of the
Nefkens Group is in Utrecht.
Problem-free e-mail traffic provides many benefits for the
Nefkens Group automotive concern. Competition is intense in
the automotive industry, so the ability to act quickly and
efficiently is crucial. E-mail communication is fast and efficient,
but there is more to is than meets the eye. Companies using
e-mail also need to maintain an optimum e-mail environment
to guard against risks such as viruses, system overload and
improper use. The Nefkens Group is connected to a large WAN
that runs all the company's business-critical applications.
Downtime is very expensive, so Nefkens decided to switch to
a web-based environment and an easy-to-manage e-mail server.
The choice: MDaemon Professional.
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