Release: MailVault v3.4.37

MailVault v3.4.37 is available.

This is a significant release, with substantial refactoring and internal core changes, in preparation for the upcoming v3.5.x series.

Additionally, the following features and enhancements are included:

  • Simple search now includes a drop-down for quick search criteria. Quickly locating the email you want should now be a lot more convenient and easier.
  • Advanced search has been made simpler and more intuitive.
  • On the search results page, the Participants section is renamed to People Filter. The titles, sentences and text are more self-explanatory. When a search shows no results, MailVault offers users some tips.
  • The Audit reports have been enhanced to include and track many more admin and user actions.
  • Support for an HTTP proxy server has been added.

Note: User’s may need to clear their browser cache.

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.

Release: MailVault v3.4.23

MailVault v3.4.23 is available.

Sometimes users may need to use the Advanced Search of MailVault, especially when trying to zoom in on messages which match various, specific criteria. MailVault will now preserve the user’s Advanced Search criteria across searches, thus making the (advanced) search experience a lot more convenient.

This release also improves Unicode support in User Management, and includes other 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.

Release: MailVault v3.4.19

MailVault v3.4.19 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.

Release: MailVault v3.4.18

MailVault v3.4.18 is available.

This is a very minor release, which fixes an issue for MailVault Agent users.

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.

Release: MailVault v3.4.17

MailVault v3.4.17 is available.

This release modifies and enhances the sub-admin role.

A sub-admin is no longer allowed to delete messages. Additionally, we have introduced a number of privileges, that may optionally be granted to a sub-admin. This adds to overall security, offers greater flexibility to accommodate various organizations policies and overall makes the sub-admin role more convenient.

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.

Release: MailVault v3.4.13

MailVault v3.4.13 is available.

This release contains minor search 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.

Release: MailVault v3.4.12

MailVault v3.4.12 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.

Release: MailVault v3.4.10

MailVault v3.4.10 is available.

This is a significant release that enhances privacy handling in MailVault.

It introduces a new user role (sub-admin) and a new user attribute (status).

  • The sub-admin can carry out most routine administration tasks. He or she can also search the archive, but cannot view the contents of anyone else’s email.
  • The VIP status for a user, is meant for, well, VIP users: Top management and executives, whose email could contain information of a sensitive nature. Being marked VIP, is like having a protective shield, which makes the email of VIP users more or less untouchable by unauthorized personnel.

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.

Release: MailVault v3.4.6

MailVault v3.4.6 is available.

This is a minor release with a couple of small fixes and a useful enhancement.

When disk space becomes critically low, MailVault will automatically stop the archiving process (including retrieving of email, if required) and send out an email alert to the administrator. The admin will need to free up space and manually restart the stopped services.

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.

Monitoring MailVault’s email storage efficiency

We already know that organizations using MailVault for email archiving and eDiscovery, are benefiting immensely from the storage efficiency of MailVault’s intelligent archive store.

Just how much that benefit is, is now clearly visible in the new Storage reports, available in MailVault since version 3.4.0. (To view the reports, from the main navigation bar, go to Reports > Storage).

The storage efficiency is tracked over four time-periods:

  • Today
  • Last 7 days
  • Last 30 days
  • Last 365 days

For each of these, the volume of email processed and the disk space utilized is tracked. The reports show the total email received, deduplicated, filtered and finally archived.

Let’s take a look at the storage report from an actual MailVault installation, for about 100 users, over a 5-week period.

For today and 7 days, the storage is displayed in MB, whereas for 30 days and 365 days, it’s shown in GB.

To conclude the above example, email that would have otherwise occupied 20.50 GB, took up only 4.71 GB in MailVault’s archive. In other words, by using MailVault, this organization saved over 77% of disk usage.

In summary, although disk capacities are increasing and the cost per GB is decreasing, the sheer volume of email that an organization deals with today is increasing. That, compounded with the fact that email will need to be stored for several years, with easy retrievability, quickly adds up to a formidable challenge on the storage front.

A challenge, that we are happy to say, MailVault is geared to handle!  🙂

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