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  • Email Archiving Solutions

    Hi everyone, hope everyone is enjoying their day of rest!

    We have a large amount of clients that are in need of an email archiving solution. There are a couple of requirements:
    1. Alot of these businesses are small - medium and alot of them cant justify putting in a new server. So therefore it needs to be able to run on the same server as exchange (Symantec Enterprise Vault needs two servers)

    2. It needs to provide stubbing


    So just wondering what products everyone else uses that fits the above requirements?

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    I really like GFI...

    imo, GFI is your best bet. mail archiver 4 (MAR4) is a great product, and negates the need for a large mail store (assuming you have room for the archive, which is much smaller than a users inbox...

    it doesnt require SQL, but i prefer to run it with an SQL backend. regardless, it has its own dB engine, so you wont need an additional dB software.

    MAR4 has the ability to run from outlook as an HTTP home link from a folder. just create a new folder, set the home page to http://yourmailserver/mailarchiver, and all the users email is displayed.

    it is really user friendly (UF to me means the client cant screw anything up for me to fix) and provides several ways to sort, search, recall and display a users archived email.

    searches are refined and very quick due to the separate archive index, and their are a myriad of advanced searches predefined, so users dont have to...

    ok, ive advertised enuf for GFI. GFI rocks.
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    • #3
      Re: Email Archiving Solutions

      You can do this natively by selecting the option "Archive all messages sent or received by mailboxes on this store" on the General tab of the mailbox store properties. This may not be an elegant solution but it's free. Make sure you have the necessary disk storage to enable this.

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      • #4
        Re: Email Archiving Solutions

        while you can use the functionality of ArchiveSink, you will find it less that suitable for most company's needs.

        it is true that it will archive every message sent and received, but there is no user interface available... simply access to what is called the journaling account. its basically an inbox that has a copy of everyones mail.

        3rd party tools take advantage of this by further indexing and flagging items so that they can be sorted or compiled into a usable report of sorts. ArchiveSink, however, will not do this for you... but joeqwerty is correct. i just think you have something a little more robust in mind.

        This is the page that describes the features and functionality of ArchiveSink:
        http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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        • #5
          Re: Email Archiving Solutions

          GFI Mail Archive looks good and is reasonably priced but is missing one of our vital requirements: the ability to perform stubbing

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          • #6
            Re: Email Archiving Solutions

            Originally posted by Pulsen View Post
            GFI Mail Archive looks good and is reasonably priced but is missing one of our vital requirements: the ability to perform stubbing
            from the GFI website, on features of GFI MAR4:
            An added advantage is that GFI MailArchiver archives only one copy of attachments sent to multiple recipients.
            that would qualify as stubbing, would it not?
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            • #7
              Re: Email Archiving Solutions

              I wouldn't call that stubbing.
              That is single instance storage.

              What the OP is probably referring to by stubbing is where the attachment is removed from the original message and a stub is left behind. When the user clicks on the stub the real attachment is brought back from the archive for the user to view.

              I don't think GFI will do that. The only solutions I know of that do that sort of thing are much more expensive. Thinking Enterprise Vault (or whatever its name is now) and products of that type. And I don't think they will even talk to you unless you have 500 users.

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