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.

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 v4.1.18 (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 v4.1.11 (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.

Release: MailVault v4.1.3

MailVault v4.1.3 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 v4.1.2

MailVault v4.1.2 is available.

This release contains some minor search related enhancements. We recommend that all users upgrade to this version.

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 v4.1.0

MailVault v4.1.0 is available.

This significant release features a revamped user-interface with improved usability and actions.

The UI has been made responsive across various screen sizes, so you can access MailVault from various devices – your desktop, laptop and tablet – all with a clean and convenient user-experience.

Additionally, the core libraries have been updated for better performance, and some minor fixes and enhancements have also been done.

Note:

  • This release uses Java 7. While Windows users will automatically receive the Java update, Linux users will need to ensure that Java 7 is installed before the upgrade can succeed. Don’t worry, MailVault will detect this, inform you and not allow the upgrade to proceed.
  • All users 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 v3.4.40

MailVault v3.4.40 is available.

This release contains minor UI fixes and enhancements while viewing email in the archive.

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 v3.4.37

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.