How to Archive Office 365 For Compliance Using MailStore Server

Black Friday MDaemon Promotion

There was a time when archiving email for compliance was something only customers in specific sectors such as financial and legal services would be concerned with. Today, not least because of GDPR, the picture’s changed and it’s something businesses of all sizes need to consider.

In this post, I’ll show you how email archiving software MailStore Server can be configured with your Office 365 accounts to provide a watertight archive that will satisfy all of the common compliance requirements you’re likely to come across.

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MDaemon Black Friday Special: 30% off New Licences and Add-ons

Black Friday MDaemon Promotion

In keeping with the slightly random pre-Christmas tradition of slashing prices like crazy in order to draw a crowd, we too will be offering an unbeatable Black Friday discount. 

Until the end of November, we’ll cut the cost of buying any new MDaemon Email Server licence or add-on by a generous 30% off the advertised RRP’s.

MDaemon has long been a popular alternative to cloud email services such as Office365 for companies who demand the security, control and flexibility of their own email server. 

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BackupAssist v8 End of Life Promotion – 25% off Expired Single Year Renewals

BackupAssist renewal promotion

All good things must come to an end as the saying goes, and that’s exactly what’s happening to version 8 of BackupAssist in a little over a month’s time as it reaches official end of life status.

If you’re using v8, this doesn’t mean you need to panic because your software will continue to work, however, you should be aware there will be no further updates, fixes or technical support available, plus requests for v8 license deactivations will be declined.

As it happens, with the introduction of the anti-ransomware protection in particular, now really is a fantastic time to think about bringing it up to date, plus we have a little extra incentive if you’re not quite convinced…

From now until 20th Dec 2017, if you renew a version 8 key for 12 months, not only will you benefit from faster, more secure, and better-supported backup, but we’ll give you 25% off the RRP as a sweetener for that deal!

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MailStore Server v10.2: New Web Access Client, Digitally Signed Exports and More…


Great news – it’s here, and it’s available for download now via our website. It’s the latest update to MailStore Server, the email archiving software for Office365, Exchange and MDaemon.

The highlight is a complete overhaul of the web search client, but there’s also the introduction of digital signing for exported email in all three versions of MailStore and status reports for the Service Provider edition.

The developer’s blog announcement mentions they’re ‘bringing the user experience and security to a new level’.  I can’t argue with that from what I’ve seen so far, and the particularly interesting part is that this release is the developmental stepping stone for lots more in the way of improvements in the months to come.

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Learning BackupAssist: Cloud Backup (Azure Example)


In addition to supporting local destination media such as USB hard drives, network shares and RDX, BackupAssist also provides a way to back up important files and folders to a public cloud provider such as Amazon or Microsoft.

Designed to be an additional layer of protection to your local backup routine, the Cloud Backup Add-on is ideal for disaster recovery scenarios and popular with Hyper-V users who want an off-site location for Guest VM’s.

In the second instalment of a new series where we focus on specific features, Neil walks you through setting up a job using the Cloud Backup Add-on, showing both the steps required in BackupAssist and what’s needed in Azure.

Over to you Neil!

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Learning BackupAssist: System Protection Jobs (Bare metal/Imaging)


System Protection is ‘BackupAssist speak’ for what you’ll probably know as a bare metal backup or image of your server. It’s also the backup type of choice for the vast majority of our customers.

It’s a popular option because it’s a safe one. It guarantees your entire system is backed up in one hit with nothing left behind, but also still provides you with the ability to restore granular data should you wish, such as files, folders or mailbox items.

In the first of a new series of videos designed to help new users get started, and existing ones brush up their knowledge, Neil gets behind the camera to walk you through the process of creating a job, explaining both the benefits and limitations as he goes.

Over to you Neil!

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MDaemon v17.5: Security Focus – Country Filters, Improved Dynamic Screening and More…

MDaemon 17

MDaemon remains the leading alternative to Microsoft Exchange and Office 365, providing companies who need the security and control of their own mail server with easy to use features at a highly competitive price.

25 years on from MDaemon’s launch, we see Texas-based developer Alt-N Technologies add yet more features to boost security and an update for Outlook Connector.

Here are my highlights – don’t forget, you can find the full exhaustive list of goodies in the MDaemon Release Notes.

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