Turning off the nightly statistics summary

A quicky, but a frequently asked one: So you want to know how to turn off the “MDaemon Statistics Summary”?

Open the MDaemon.ini in Notepad, look for a line reading “SendStatsReport=” and set it to “No”.  If you don’t have this line, then look for the [Special] section and add “SendStatsReport=No” to the top.

Save the file, restart MDaemon and you won’t see this report again unless you explicitly request it

Promoting a secondary domain to primary

It is possible to modify your primary domain in MDaemon, but when you do so, MDaemon will rename all users, aliases, lists and other goodies as well.  Sometimes this isn’t desired, one such case is to make an existing secondary domain into a primary domain.

Shut down MDaemon, backup the entire MDaemonApp directory, then open the MDaemon.ini file and find the following key:


Change the DomainName key to be your ‘new’ primary domain, then restart MDaemon and you should be good to go.

Make sure that your IP bindings, and account pruning are set the way you want as these settings follow the domain, and so the secondary domain’s settings will become the system-wide defaults when it’s converted to a primary domain.

One other thing you might need to update, the [email protected] system account *should* change automatically, but if anything goes wrong, do not try to change this account manually, instead just remove it from userlist.dat yourself, MDaemon will recreate it when MDaemon next starts. If you corrupt this account, any number of things will break.

Also, you need to manually update aliases pointing to the [email protected] account.