MDaemon - Configuring Windows Firewall

Windows firewall allows access to ports and applications individually or in combination depending on your requirements.

The quick and easiest way is: Under Windows Control Panel, open the Windows Firewall applet, Select the Exceptions tab, Add each of the following executables as per 'Executables as Exceptions' list below, not very fine grained but will do the job.

Assuming a default configuration, the following ports are required (depending on which services you want to make publicly available). All ports are TCP, unless otherwise stated.

Executables as Exceptions Default Location (Version 18) Default MDaemon Ports
AVUpdate.exe
clamd.exe
CFEngine.exe
MDaemon.exe
MDSpamD.exe
WorldClient.exe
WebAdmin.exe
MDUpdater.exe
WCXMPPServer.exe
\MDaemon\SecurityPlus
\MDaemon\SecurityPlus\ClamAVPlugin
\MDaemon\App
\MDaemon\App
\MDaemon\SpamAssassin
\MDaemon\WorldClient
\MDaemon\WebAdmin
\MDaemon\App
\MDaemon\XMPPServer
25
587
336
465
80
443
110
143
995
993
53
1000
444
3000
443
4069
3101
SMTP
MSA
ODMR
SMTP SSL
ActiveSync
ActiveSync SSL
POP3
IMAP
POP3 SSL
IMAP SSL 
DNS
Remote Administration
Remote Administration SSL
WorldClient
WorldClient SSL
Minger UDP
BES

Ports may vary depending on how MDaemon and the firewall is set up, also what functions and features in MDaemon are in use.

Note that various parts of MDaemon interact using sockets to localhost IP addresses, if using a software firewall, do not block any traffic to/from 127.0.0.1 this may include SpamAssassin, WorldClient, BES and other features.

Alt-N recommends that the \MDaemon directory be excluded from any/all third party scanning or monitoring applications.

Some usful links.
http://help.altn.com/mdaemon/en/index.html?default-domain-and-servers_ports.htm
http://help.altn.com/mdaemon/en/index.html?wc--https.htm
http://help.altn.com/mdaemon/en/index.html?wa--https.htm

on Monday October 01 by Peter Atkin
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