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.

Your email. Backed up in your own cloud storage account.

MailVault v4.3.3 is available.

We said we’d have interesting things happening in the v4.3.x series…

This release contains:

  • SkyStore now allows you to use your own cloud storage accounts
  • MailVault is available in German language too
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements

MailVault’s SkyStore functionality allows you to save an additional copy of your email in the cloud. You could use our fully managed service, or simply use your own cloud storage accounts. MailVault supports AWS, Azure and other services.

Why use cloud backup? Cloud storage technologies are designed to store data securely for the long-term and make for reliable backups that can scale almost infinitely.

MailVault’s cloud email backup features goes a long way towards making your email archiving substantially disaster proof, without having to incur the upfront expenses of hardware, worry about routine maintenance, and the overheads of additional administration.

With access control rules, retention and ageing policies, an organization can have safe and flexible storage policies.

Meanwhile, to our friends in Deutschland, we’d like to say: Hallo und Guten Tag… 🙂

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 v4.1.0

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.


  • 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.

Mail Archiving: Why your Organization needs it?

More and more people are becoming aware of ‘email archiving’ practices. Email archiving is the process of using a software application (or service), which normally in conjunction with an email server provides a way to centrally store all of an organizations email communications. It also provides a way to search through the archived email messages quickly and easily.

Email, email and more email…

So why would an organization need mail archiving in the first place?

While there can be numerous reasons for a company to use email archiving, here are four important ones:

1. Loads of email
Regardless of the physical size of an organization, if uses a lot of email for business (and these days who doesn’t) then that email contains a lot of valuable information and must be treated as such.

As the amount of email (and information) grow over time, it can get overwhelming to manage properly. New architectures and methodologies are needed to store, manage, search and use this information. Email archival systems are build for this.

2. Compliance
Companies in various industries, especially those in the financial, healthcare, education, and government fields are faced with the task of handling compliance needs concerning data and email management.

With the amount of email increasing exponentially, it’s getting harder to use older methods effectively to monitory and organize all this data. Email archiving systems are very helpful here.

3. Storage & disk space management
Once again the increasing communications eat away at available disk space. Archiving solutions use techniques like single-instance storage (eliminating duplicate email) and compression to save space.

Additionally, a sophisticated email archiving solution will provide other means for space management. For instance email filters can prevent unnecessary email from getting into the archive in the first place; andretention policies allow the organization to set different lifetimes to different types of email (eg. Newsletters to be retained only for 3 months, etc.)

4. Increasing your IT Productivity
In today’s competitive world, an organizations workforce and especially it’s IT department already have a heavy workload. Worrying about email backup and managing long term email storage justs adds to everyone’s woes. By using email archiving software, an organization can automate the collection and storage of email.

A smart email archiving solution allows your IT team to focus on other operational tasks, lowers IT help desk costs by allowing end users to use self-service and allows you mail server to perform better by taking away email storage responsibilities from it.

It doesn’t matter how small or large your organization may be, chances are, you need email archiving.

Note: For a more end-user oriented and an everyday-centric view point of the benefits of email archiving, do have a look at: The need for email archival.

Picture credit: With thanks to Ramberg Media Images.