The team at German developer MailStore GmbH have again been busy grilling a little over 1000 of their beloved customers for honest feedback on their products, customer service, and support, in the bi-annual MailStore satisfaction survey.
The results (thankfully!) were really good. So good in fact, that they’ve pulled out all the stops, and celebrated with a rather snazzy infographic to highlight their impressive achievements and to give you a warm, fuzzy glow if you’re a MailStore Server, Home, or Service Provider customer.
In the first major release since the company’s acquisition by backup giant Carbonite, MailStore’s development team today bring us the most secure version we’ve seen to date of their popular archiving software.
Against a backdrop of increased Internet crime and social engineering threats, we see the German development team really zero in on security enhancements in this latest release – while continuing to make life easier for administrators.
Last year I wrote this article that described how you could use a combination of MailStore email archiver’s auditing features, the Windows task manager and a PowerShell script to send you email alerts in the event an archiving job failed.
This worked well but it was a little on the keen side, occasionally being triggered by a job failing that would actually just go on to run fine again shortly afterwards.
Never ones to be caught napping, German developer MailStore today announced the release of version 9.5 of MailStore Server, which provides the leading email archiving solution with full support for Microsoft Exchange 2016.
In a recent blog post I talked about how MailStore can help manage and speed up the unenviable task of migrating all of your historic Exchange 2003 email to MDaemon Messaging Server.
The point at which you’re moving email platform is ideal to be introducing an archiving solution like MailStore. Primarily because it will aid with the migration process itself, but also because it will manage your mailbox sizes on an ongoing basis too.
With this in mind, we’re offering a very healthy 50% off new MailStore licences to Exchange 2003 owners who are purchasing a new MDaemon licence of any size.
Today sees the latest point release in the roadmap of German developer MailStore, and in addition to a long list of fixes there are a couple of interesting new developments which have caught our collective Zen Software eye.
Version 9.2’s ‘juicy bits’ that I’ll talk a little more about in this post include:
- Independence from the Windows scheduler
- A great new synchronisation feature for users of Office 365
- Better handling of large search results in the MailStore clients
- Support for the new 64-bit version of MDaemon
If you’re struggling to manage your mailbox sizes, or just need to keep email for long periods for compliance reasons, you may well have found yourself looking around for an archiving solution of some kind.
There are plenty out there, with many sharing some similarities, however it’s the technical approach of the various products that’s a good method for distinguishing them.
Some of the vendors you’ll come across will employ the use of a technology known as ‘stubbing’. As MailStore Server doesn’t, in this post I’ll take a brief look at what it is, and why it’s German developers have decided against stubbing and instead chosen an alternative route.