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.

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.

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.

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 v4.1.26 (search IP addresses in headers, view calendar invites)

MailVault v4.1.26 is available.

This release contains:

  • Multiple, minor improvements in mail sources
  • Mail source monitoring is now enabled by default
  • IP addresses (in mail headers) are now searchable
  • Viewing a mail that contains a calendar invitation, now displays salient details
  • 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 v4.1.24

MailVault v4.1.24 is available.

This release contains a minor enhancement, that makes it more convenient an admin to reset his / her password, when MailVault has remote authentication enabled.

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.