Significant release – MailVault v4.3.0 – PST import & export (and more…)

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.

The need for email archival

Corporate email communication continues to grow.

Over the years, email has morphed from a simple and speedy means of communication into a sort of de facto mechanism for just about anything: conversing, exchanging data, managing to-do lists and delegated tasks amongst a whole lot of other things.

Often it is not the appropriate tool for the job, but the fact of the matter is that today email serves as a carrier for:

  • simple dialogue, elaborate discussions
  • data and information
  • presentations, negotiations, sales & strategic deals
  • technical support, customer service
  • mailing lists and so on…

Any which way you look at it, email is valuable!

As the volume of email goes up, how is a corporate supposed to deal with the torrents of email that it consumes and generates daily?

To make things more interesting, consider the following:

  • When an employee leaves, does the organization have convenient access to the employee’s email?
  • When a hard disk crashes or the laptop is stolen, can you quickly and easily regenerate a copy of all email for the employee in question?
  • What happens if a recipient inadvertently deletes an important message (happened with a friend recently) and the sender was unreachable?
  • Can you find and retrieve information from an email exchange that took place a year ago? Two years ago? Five years ago? How easily can you do that? What if you were not part of the original mail exchange?
  • What happens when legislation and law (or your own email policy) requires that you store copies of all email communication for a specified period of time?

These are but a few scenarios of possibly many others that arise in the realm of corporate email usage.

To address these challenges and more, we offer you MailVault.

MailVault is meant to help an organization archive and manage it’s email effectively, productively and securely – while being light, simple to integrate and very user-friendly.

Check out the overview, have a look at it’s current features or download and take it for a spin. We hope you find MailVault as useful as we wish it to be.

Do tell us if there are other needs, scenarios or challenges that you face and would like to see addressed.

Introducing MailVault

MailVault is a standalone email archival product, compatible with any standards-based email server.

It offers immediate benefits to organizations aware of and interested in:

  1. Security & compliance
  2. Corporate messaging surveillance
  3. An easy to use backup and restore mechanism for the entire organization’s email

Hello, world… 🙂