Filter between Active and Suspended users (GWS & M365); optionally disable older versions of TLS and other stuff

MailVault v5.0.6 is available.

This release contains:

  • Segregate between active and suspended users for Google Workspace & Microsoft 365
  • Email accounts in GWS and M365 mail sources made much more responsive
  • Ability to disable older versions of TLS, to enforce greater security
  • Improved validation for SSL certificates
  • Internal enhancements in the cloud storage sub-system
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements

For companies using Google Workspace and Microsoft 365, the ability to filter between active and suspended users makes it convenient to segregate users as needed. Additionally, we have enhanced the email account management in the GWS and M365 mail sources, so even if you are working with thousands of users, MailVault will offer you an extremely responsive user experience.

For maximum operability, MailVault supports multiple versions of the Transport Layer Security protocol. However, some of our customers have security policies that prohibit the use of older versions of TLS. With this release, the admin can turn-off older versions of TLS if needed, thus enhancing security.

When SSL certificates are used with MailVault, the validation process is now friendlier and easier.

The cloud storage sub-system has some internal working improvements.

A few other minor fixes and enhancements complete this release.

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.

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for MailVault

MailVault v5.0.5 is available.

This release contains:

  • Support for two-factor authentication (2FA)
  • Enhanced the workflow for remote authentication
  • Enhanced the workflow for bulk-user import
  • Improved responsiveness of the web UI
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements

2FA adds an additional layer of security to MailVault users and can be used with both static, as well as remote authentication (SSO).

MailVault now allows the admin to centrally create remote authentication and user import endpoints, which can then be utilized as needed. Simpler and more convenient.

Work has also been done to improve the responsiveness of the web UI in response to user actions; in general, users should experience snappier performance while using MailVault.

Lastly, the usual minor fixes and enhancements.

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.

Time-based Smart Views, Login to MailVault using GWS SSO and other stuff

MailVault v5.0.3 is available.

MailVault’s Smart Views already allow for Folder-like organization and Saved-searches; in this release we introduce new Time-based views – convenient one-click searches over the time range you choose.

Google Workspace users continue to get more love…

  • MailVault can now directly import users from Google Workspace
  • Users can login to MailVault using SSO with GWS
  • The Restore to GWS process has been made more robust

For Microsoft 365 users…

  • MailVault can delete email from M365 accounts using the API
  • The Restore to PST process now handles large exports faster and better by automatically chunking the output files. (Of course this is useful to anyone using PST files)

Other new stuff includes:

  • User controls for attachment indexing
  • Specify a custom URL for MailVault access – useful when you are running MailVault behind a firewall or proxy

Lastly, the usual minor fixes and enhancements.

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 v5 is here!

MailVault v5.0.0 is available.

An upgraded technology layer, new Email Plus functionality and dedicated support for Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace!

This release contains:

  • Email Plus functionality (also backups files, calendars and contacts)
  • Dedicated mail source for Microsoft 365 (email, drive, calendars, contacts)
  • Dedicated mail source for Google Workspace (email, drive, calendars, contacts)
  • Technology stack and core libraries updated
  • Minor fixes, enhancements and optimizations

With the new Email Plus functionality, MailVault can now also backup documents, calendars and contacts.

While MailVault has always supported backing up email from Microsoft and Google, v5 offers dedicated support for both these platforms. Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace are now available as dedicated mail and data sources, where you can optionally choose the additional data that you may want backed up for specific, or for all users.

Other minor fixes, enhancements and optimizations make the functioning of MailVault better than earlier. Also the UI has been modified slightly, to allow the more relevant information to be in focus, and for a generally lighter and more pleasing look.

The upgraded technology stack improves performance and sets the stage for more functionality in future versions.

Note for existing v4.x.x users:

Version 5 is a major release. While new users can start using v5 right away, existing users of pre-v5 installations will need to follow a few steps to upgrade and derive the benefits of v5. Detailed information about this has been emailed to existing users. We strongly recommend you go through that before initiating the update. In case you need any technical clarifications or assistance, please get in touch with our Support team.

We hope you enjoy MailVault v5.

As usual, we’d love your feedback and suggestions.

MailVault v4, last release. Get ready for v5…

MailVault v4.3.20 is available.

This is perhaps the last release in the v4 series.

Besides containing some fixes and enhancements, more importantly, it prepares your current installation – there are core internal changes – for the upcoming v5 series.

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.

2021, so far…

Hello! We hope that you and your family are healthy, and things are fine for you.

It’s been a while, so we thought a brief update was in order.

Like in 2020, we’ve been working remotely during 2021 too. Communication, coordination and processes… everything is remote and we’ve sort of gotten used to it. While we do miss the face-to-face interactions (we think they can help us be more productive), our customers don’t perceive any difference in the great service they receive. Hurray! 🙂

Business is fine, we’ve added more clients to the MailVault family and although we haven’t been active on the blog here, we’ve been really, really busy.

During the early part of this year, the MailVault Service Provider Edition had our attention. Version 3 with some great features was launched in mid-Dec 2020, was received well and we fine-tuned and enhanced that release. It is set for even more improvements soon.

A lot of work has been going on, on the standalone MailVault too – there’s a major release (v5) just round the corner – this release will have a vastly improved technology layer, along with some great new features, functionality and capabilities.

We think you will like this!

Stay tuned!

Additional self-service controls, faster restore from cloud storage

MailVault v4.3.18 is available.

This release contains:

  • Controls to allow self-service for end users – to restore and forward email
  • Skystore – restoring mail from cloud storage is now much faster
  • Usernames and email addresses can now contain some characters not allowed previously
  • Minor fixes and enhancements

Based on feedback from some of our customers, we have enhanced self-controls that administrators can apply for end users. You can now allow or disallow users to forward or restore their own email.

For on-premise user’s of MailVault, it’s SkyStore functionality allows you to save a copy of your archived email in the cloud securely, while keeping a complete or partial (to save on local storage requirements) backup locally. This release speeds up restoring email from the cloud – significantly.

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.

Charts for Search Results and Reports

MailVault v4.3.10 is available.

We’ve introduced a few charts in this release.

The timeline chart plots your search results over a time line – by date if the results span multiple days…

…and by time if the results are on the same day.

The charts support simple user interactions – you can hover over the points of interest to see more details in a tool tip, or click a specific legend label at the top to hide it’s data from the chart – simply click once more to show it’s data again.

We’ve also added a few charts into the Reports section. We hope you find them useful.

A few other minor fixes and enhancements have found their way into this release.

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 Views. Your email, organized your way.

MailVault v4.3.8 is available.

MailVault’s powerful search let’s you find the email you are searching for, fast! And Saved searches allow the user to re-run complex queries, on demand, with a single click.

And still, some of our users want the familiarity of being able to organize their email into good, old folders. We hear you. And we’ll give you folders. And more.

Introducing Views!

MailVault Views are smart, dynamic and alive. They are time-saving mechanisms, designed to let you get more done in less time. Views currently contain folders and saved searches, with more to come.

Folders consist of system folders (by default All, Inbox, Sent) with the possibility for users to create and manage their own custom folders. Similarly, users can create and save searches for easy and regular access. Both folders and searches return dynamic and updated results.

This release also adds a set of convenience filters on the Search results page (All mail, Incoming, Outgoing) which can be applied to any result set. Arrow icons along each result line indicate incoming or outgoing mail.

The G Suite and G Suite Turbo mail sources now support delete mail after x days functionality.

Other minor fixes and enhancements round off this release.

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.

Namaste India! MailVault in Hindi…

MailVault v4.3.6 is available.

नमस्ते इंडिया! MailVault अब आपकी भाषा बोलता हैं…

Here is the initial release of MailVault in Hindi… do feel free to write back to us with corrections or suggestions.

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.