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.

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.

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.

Release: MailVault v4.1.30

MailVault v4.1.30 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 v4.1.28 (highlight search terms, improved CIFS storage support)

MailVault v4.1.28 is available.

This release contains:

  • On-demand highlighting of search terms
  • Improved support for CIFS-based storage for email archives
  • Multiple, minor UI fixes
  • Improved various logs, and enhanced alert messages
  • Other minors fixes and improvements

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 v4.1.22

MailVault v4.1.22 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 v4.1.20

MailVault v4.1.20 is available.

This release contains:

  • Enhanced folder selection for IMAP mail sources
  • Improved validation checks in User management
  • 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 v4.1.18 (Mailbox view, license management, web console)

MailVault v4.1.18 is available.

This release contains:

  • Preference based “mailbox view”, when user logs in to MailVault
  • License management now has it’s own primary tab
  • Auto-pause and scroll in the web console
  • Minor fixes and enhancements

Users can choose to let MailVault display all their messages (most recent first) when they log in, very much like popular web mail interfaces.

License management has been moved out of the core settings into it’s own top-level tab, on the main navigation bar, making it more visible and easily accessible.

The real-time web console now automatically pauses the scrolling messages to allow for easier reading when the admin accesses it.

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 v4.1.13 (SMTPd user-auth, archive and relay via SMTP)

MailVault v4.1.13 is available.

This release contains:

  • User authentication support for the inbuilt SMTP server
  • Optionally relay incoming email via SMTP, outward to another SMTP relay server, after archiving it
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements

The archive and relay option is particularly useful for companies whose email service providers don’t provide a full journal option. They may have incoming journaling available, but not for outgoing email.

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 v4.1.11 (Mail source monitoring, restore search results via POP3)

MailVault v4.1.11 is available.

This release contains:

  •     Mail source monitoring and alerting
  •     Restore any search result set via POP3
  •     Enhanced audit reports
  •     Other minor fixes and enhancements

Mail sources now have a “monitor this source” option. When enabled, MailVault can monitor these email sources and alert you of email collection problems, which could be because of network issues, authentication problems or simply configuration errors at your mail server. Mail source monitoring alerts can be enabled from Settings > Alerts.

In addition to the numerous flexible methods of retrieving and restoring email from within MailVault, this release adds yet another super-convenient option for power users. Run and refine your search, select the messages from the result set and choose to “Restore via POP3″. This is especially useful for large result sets, where you may not want to saturate your mail server by forwarding all that email over SMTP.

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.