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Microsoft have invested tens of millions in their hosting centres, surely as an Office 365 user your data is safe right?

Think again.

An important point that's all too often overlooked by businesses moving to Office 365, is that the responsibility for your data does not lie with Microsoft.

They operate a shared responsibility policy, which means it's the uptime of the service they're concerned with.

There are no provisions for restoring your messages or mailboxes if they're somehow compromised, the backups they have are purely for disaster recovery.

In this post I'll look at this and other reasons you should be giving some thought to the 'what if?' question...

MailStore v11.2 with Exchange Support Are you an existing MailStore customer? Great news - it's upgrade O'clock! Not yet using an archiving solution? Maybe it's time to grab a copy of the trial and see what you're missing? From keeping those mailbox sizes in check to keeping your email protected against accidental deletion and cybercriminals intent on cryptoransoming you, MailStore offers businesses of all sizes attractive benefits. Now, MailStore, the popular email archiving software, available as both the classic on-premise version and the Service Provider Edition for MSP's has released version 11.2 which features Exchange 2019 support (due to be released shortly).

MailStore 11 MailStore version 11 is now live and available for download from our Web site. Just a few weeks ahead of the EU General Data Protection Regulation implementation, this timely release focuses on two key areas, security and compliance. If you're wondering where email archiving fits into the GDPR piece, you might find our recent video '10 ways MailStore can help satisfy GDPR' and the official MailStore advisory PDF a good starting point. In this post though, we'll take a closer look at the goodies v11 brings to users of both the Server and Service Provider Editions of the popular archiving software.

MailStore Email Archiving and GDPR E-mail archiving is an indispensable tool in the armoury of any company looking for a secure but accessible way of storing email. It's also an excellent way to tick a number of the boxes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I touched on this topic in a recent YouTube video and today the German vendor MailStore have released a new whitepaper detailing exactly how to fully support your GDPR compliance customers, available here.

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, plus the introduction of digital signing for exported email in all three versions of MailStore. Last but not least, this release also sees the introduction of '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.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEpP8QH7Zzc?controls=0&showinfo=0&w=560&h=315] With 205 million messages being sent every day, email still remains one of the most popular ways to communicate, which means the mailboxes of many businesses today contain all manner of information concerning both customers and staff. Whether it's bank details, employment contracts, IP addresses or altogether more sensitive information, the introduction of the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May next year will force companies to take the responsibility of managing this data seriously.

Following on from the recent announcement concerning the reduced entry requirements for becoming a MailStore Service Provider, our colleagues over at the German developer have released a number of webinar dates over the coming weeks. These sessions are a fantastic opportunity to hear directly from the developer and to raise any questions you might have following the short presentation/ walkthrough. If you're thinking about building your own archiving as-a-service platform and becoming a MailStore service provider, this is the perfect way to find out more without any pressure or obligation to take it further.