Dagenham and Redbridge were denied a first win in seven games when teenager Nick Blackman scored his first senior goal to hand Macclesfield a point.
After coming on as a late substitute, Blackman drilled home a shot from the edge of the box.
Dagenham almost responded with a winner when Chris Moore's close-range shot came back off the inside of the post.
The visitors took the lead after six minutes when Glen Southam scored from the penalty spot.
Macclesfield: Lee, Edghill, Hessey (McNulty 62), Dimech, McIntyre, Thomas (Blackman 77), Tolley, Murray, Levi Reid (Wiles 57), Green, Evans.
Subs Not Used: Brain, Doughty.
Booked: Levi Reid, Dimech, McNulty.
Goals: Blackman 90.
Dag & Red: Roberts, Foster , Uddin, Boardman, Griffiths, Huke, Southam, Sloma, Strevens, Benson (Nurse 86), Moore.
Subs Not Used: Thompson, Okuonghae, Green, Cook.
Booked: Boardman, Benson.
Goals: Southam 7 pen.
Ref: Andy Hall (W Midlands).