Significant release – MailVault v4.3.0

MailVault v4.3.0 is available.

This is a significant release and adds some exciting new features, while setting the stage for a few more interesting things to follow soon.

This release contains:

  • Import legacy email in PST files directly into MailVault
  • New email restore option – into a PST file
  • Export a search result set into a CSV file (useful for audit)
  • Delete mail after ‘x’ days from mail source (POP3, IMAP, IMAP-Turbo, MS-Exchange)
  • Google Apps mail source renamed to G Suite
  • Added new mail source G Suite Turbo (given the bandwidth, handles downloads faster)
  • Archiving speed improvements
  • Unix mbox mail source enhanced
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements

MailVault has always worked with all mail servers and all email clients, but if you are a Microsoft Outlook heavy organization, then you’ll appreciate the convenience of working directly with PST files, introduced in this release. Users can now import email from PST files directly into MailVault (perfect for all the earlier ‘backup’ PST files lying around, before you implemented MailVault), as well as restore or export email into PST files, which can be immediately used in Outlook.

A search result set can now be exported as a summary into a CSV file. This could be useful for high-level monitoring and analysis.

The POP3, IMAP and MS-Exchange mail sources support a delete mail after ‘x’ days option now. Some partners and users have asked for this and here it is.

The Google Apps mail source has been renamed to G Suite, keeping up with Google brand changes; but more interestingly this release introduces a new G Suite Turbo variant which can download email from G Suite much faster. This is obviously useful for situations where you are migrating large quantities of older email from all the mail boxes into MailVault. Good bandwidth will be helpful, of course.

In general, the email archiving speed has gone up in this release; the Unix mbox mail source has been enhanced to work better and multiple other minor fixes and enhancements have been done.

You can manually upgrade your MailVault installation by going to:

Settings > Core > Auto updates and click on Check for updates

Then simply follow the on-screen instructions.

Core updates, simpler Active Directory, Password policies and more…

MailVault v4.2.40 is available.

This release contains:

  • Core packages and libraries updated
  • Active Directory & LDAP usage simplified (for user import and authentication)
  • Password policy functionality added
  • Optional size limits for indexing message body and attachment data
  • JVM configuration via the Settings UI
  • Cloud storage enhancements
  • Faster startup after an abrupt shutdown
  • Minor fixes and enhancements

The latest release has updates to it’s core packages and libraries (downloaded automatically via an intermediate update v4.2.38).

Active Directory and LDAP usage functionality has been simplified dramatically making it much easier for administrators to integrate MailVault with their company authentication and directory services.

Those of you who needed to explicitly layout a password policy, can now do so.

Mail volume and mail sizes continue to increase. Large attachments not only increase data transfer, but also use up indexing compute power (and increase index sizes). Often indexing the entire attachment is not necessary. Admins can now set a limit (if required) on the amount of data MailVault should index from mail attachments.

Sometimes we may need to change the Java Virtual Machine’s (JVM) default memory settings – this can now be done conveniently from the Settings UI itself.

MailVault tries to automatically recover from errors that may occur. Abrupt (non-graceful) shutdowns may leave the indexes in an inconsistent state. If the index size is large, the recovery process takes time, thus slowing down the MailVault startup – this has now been refactored to allow for a much faster startup after an abrupt shutdown, thus letting you get to work at the earliest.

You can manually upgrade your MailVault installation by going to:

Settings > Core > Auto updates and click on Check for updates

Then simply follow the on-screen instructions.

Minor update – MailVault v4.2.36

MailVault v4.2.36 is available.

This release fixes some issues that occur in rare conditions, and overall enhances robustness.

You can upgrade your MailVault installation by going to:

Settings > Core > Auto updates and click on Check for updates

Then simply follow the on-screen instructions.

MailVault supports Single-Sign-On for Office 365

MailVault v4.2.35 is available.

This release contains:

  • Single-Sign-On support for Office 365
  • Enhanced auto-recovery in case of configuration corruption
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements

Organizations using MailVault to backup and archive email from Office 365, can now allow their users to single-sign-on by authentication against O365. And user management is made simpler by allowing MailVault to directly import users from O365.

Power failures, disk crashes and even user-errors can sometimes cause file corruption. When configuration files get corrupted, they affect the running of the software. In such cases, MailVault auto-recovers to older, working configurations. This release enhances the auto-recovery process to give you an even more robust working environment.

You can manually upgrade your MailVault installation by going to:

Settings > Core > Auto updates and click on Check for updates

Then simply follow the on-screen instructions.

Minor update – MailVault v4.2.33

MailVault v4.2.33 is available.

This release fixes some issues that occur in rare conditions, and overall enhances robustness.

You can upgrade your MailVault installation by going to:

Settings > Core > Auto updates and click on Check for updates

Then simply follow the on-screen instructions.

Minor update – MailVault v4.2.8

MailVault v4.2.8 is available.

This release contains minor fixes and enhancements.

You can upgrade your MailVault installation by going to:

Settings > Core > Auto updates and click on Check for updates

Then simply follow the on-screen instructions.

SkyStore – Backup and archive your email into the cloud!

MailVault v4.2.0 is available.

This release contains:

  • Introducing SkyStore, cloud-based storage for your email
  • Activity indicators for email retrieval, indexing and uploading
  • Incoming email filters allow multiple clauses
  • Default filters are applied after user-defined filters
  • The HTTP proxy now supports authentication
  • Other multiple fixes and enhancements

This significant release of MailVault introduces SkyStore, a managed cloud storage service, allowing MailVault users to have an additional and reliable backup, offsite, for their valuable email. SkyStore is hassle-free, secure and scalable, without upfront capital expenses, or the overheads of maintenance and administration of your own storage hardware. Get in touch with us to know more.

New activity indicators for email retrieval, indexing and SkyStore upload have been introduced.

This release also adds multi-clause filters to provide you with even finer grained control over which email you may want to keep out of the archive system (think promotional email, mailing lists, etc.). Also the user-defined filters now run before the default filters are applied.

The HTTP proxy now supports authenticated operation and several other enhancements and fixes have been done to make MailVault even better.

You can manually upgrade your MailVault installation by going to:

Settings > Core > Auto updates and click on Check for updates

Then simply follow the on-screen instructions.

Smarter email backup for Microsoft Exchange Servers

MailVault v4.1.50 is available.

This release contains:

  • Added support for Envelope Journaling in MS Exchange Servers
  • Minor fixed and enhancements

The various versions of Microsoft Exchange servers, support multiple flavors of email journaling. Some versions like Exchange Server 2007 and 2010 only support Envelope Journaling.

In this release of MailVault, we have added specific support for envelope journaling and introduced a dedicated MS Exchange mail source, which will auto-detect the journaling and make use of the envelope information if present in the email.

You can manually upgrade your MailVault installation by going to:

Settings > Core > Auto updates and click on Check for updates

Then simply follow the on-screen instructions.

Backup email from Google Apps Free Edition

MailVault v4.1.49 is available.

This release contains:

  • Native support for Google Apps Free Edition
  • Added default Archiving Rules
  • Enhanced bulk-users import (Search introduced)
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements for improved stability

The free edition of Google Apps does not allow for the creation of an email journal account, which really is the recommended way to do compliant and convenient email archiving.

Companies that use Google Apps (Free Edition) and wish to backup their users email have to deal with individual user mailboxes and manage authentication for each user individually. These leads to the following problems:

  • Create and manage many mail sources (one per user)
  • If a user changes his password, ensure that it is updated in the archival system as well

As you can imagine, these are really cumbersome issues.

The good news is that with this release MailVault offers built-in functionality to overcome the above issues. With a one-time configuration in your Google Apps Free Edition account, you can select user mailboxes that you would like to have backed up, and MailVault will do the rest. No user intervention required, not even when they change their passwords.

You can manually upgrade your MailVault installation by going to:

Settings > Core > Auto updates and click on Check for updates

Then simply follow the on-screen instructions.

Release: MailVault v4.1.35 (Super easy, super powerful “Advanced search”)

MailVault v4.1.35 is available.

This release contains:

  • All-new Advanced search to easily create custom searches
  • Improved search flexibility and performance
  • Set your own default settings for Simple, Quick and Advanced searches
  • Minor UI fixes and other general enhancements

The Advanced search functionality has been completely reworked, to make it really easy, for even the most casual user to form and run powerful custom searches. Simply select and combine the criteria you want, so as to locate the email you need. Powerful search, made easy!

Additionally, there are under the hood improvements to make searching better than before.

And a new Settings > Search tab allows companies to modify and set the defaults for the various search functionalities as per their specific requirements.

You can upgrade your MailVault installation by going to:

Settings > Core > Auto updates and click on Check for updates

Then simply follow the on-screen instructions.