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How One.com reduced email costs by up to 70%

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Anders Saaby, CTO, One.com explains, “Due to One.com’s high growth rate, we needed to upgrade our existing email delivery and security infrastructure to a newer solution that scaled better in terms of performance and maintenance. One.com typically develop their own software and systems as this enables them to offer truly differentiated services with many unique features, at very competitive prices. This usually rules out many commercial products, as they cannot properly support and integrate into One.com’s sophisticated and highly customized platforms. […]

Why you need to demand high deliverability and security of email

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Trends come and go but fashion is always in style. 20 years of emails shows that it is a consistent way of communication, despite a relatively standstill in development. While the world sings their praise for new and sexy messaging services like Slack, gets rid of stationary phones, and transfer customer communication to Facebook chat bots, the B2B world still rely steadily on email. After three days of WebSummit in Lisbon, Portugal, I am even more convinced than before. […]

Let’s start selling software like it’s 2016

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Software is developed at a rapid pace. But development in how we sell software seems to be at a standstill since the 1980’s. Why is it that all the power of innovation went towards the product development instead of putting some effort in to developing the business model as well? […]

Can I haz secure email?

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Halon CTO Anders Berggren at Netnod Autumn meeting 2016, speaking about DANE and secure email.

How to implement DMARC

By | October 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

In one of our previous blogs we explained the importance and value with DMARC. This article will explain how to deploy DMARC with our Halon SMTP software. In addition to implementing this in your Halon, you need to be able to add text records to your domain’s DNS server for which you want to protect with DMARC. […]

How to test SMTP servers using the command-line

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

In certain situations it can be very helpful to be able to quickly check if a SMTP server is online and reachable, has support for TLS and that it’s working, test user authentication and measure transaction delays and throughput. All of this and more can be done quickly using the command-line. Here’s your guide! […]

What to remember when you hate on spam

By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Did you open your mailbox this morning, only to find a few more of those obnoxious spam emails? Did you react with an irritated frown and a thought about that you are paying for some service to keep this shit out? Don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal. In fact, so did I. […]

Why everybody should use DMARC to prevent phishing

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Email is a major source of phishing and malware attacks. The Locky ransomware solely contributed to a 412% increase of malware emails in March compared to February, according to CYREN’s May 2016 cyberthreat report. While I believe that awareness and training is the most universally effective counter-measure, even that is really difficult, according to this recent study. We probably need a combination of training and technological advancements. One of the latter has to do with email authenticity. Can you trust an email’s sender adress? Generally no, but you can with DMARC. […]

It’s all about freedom and trust at #OXS16 in Frankfurt

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Events|

Open-Xchange Summit, OXS16, in Frankfurt brings together the service provider industry for keynotes, workshops and technology exchanges that is driving value and growth. October 13-14 will be nothing short of amazing. […]

Traveling from Ace to Monaco (editor)

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Microsoft revealed a project called “Monaco” in November 2013 as a part of the online version of Visual Studio. A few years later, the open source Visual Studio Code editor was released, which also used it as foundation. Finally, in June 2016, Microsoft released a standalone version of the Monaco Editor on GitHub. […]

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