New Whitepaper: MailStore, Email Archiving and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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.

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MailStore Server 9.5 Now Available – Features Support for Exchange 2016

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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.

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Three Reasons to Avoid Email Archiving Solutions that Use Stubbing

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.

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Are You An Email Hoarder?

Keeping more email than is actually needed is a habit that most people fall in to at some stage. But make no mistake, it is a problem. And it’s not one to be ignored.

The main issue with keeping large volumes of email is the affect it has on your mail server and therefore the knock-on effect it has on Outlook (assuming that’s what you’re using!).

With all of the additional load for your hardware to cope with, at best it’ll become sluggish and unresponsive – at worst, it’ll just grind to a halt altogether.

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How to archive Office 365 email using MailStore (video)

MailStore is a Windows-based email archiving solution suitable for use with a wide range of on-premise and cloud email solutions.

In this latest video update, Neil Perry shows you how to configure MailStore for use with Office 365 (or hosted Exchange, whether it’s for compliance purposes or just for peace of mind.

Link to the developer’s setup guide Neil refers to in the video:

http://en.help.mailstore.com/Archiving_Emails_from_Microsoft_Office_365

MailStore Service Provider Edition info:

http://www.zensoftware.co.uk/mailstore/service-providers.aspx

Hope you found this useful – please feel free to leave any comments and questions below…

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Requirements for Email Archiving

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are the the organisation responsible for regulation and protection of all aspects of the financial services industry in the UK. If you’re a company operating in this sector, their somewhat ‘comprehensive’ guidelines aren’t ones you can afford to ignore. 

The FCA Handbook covers a wide range of provisions, however in this post I’m going to focus on those that apply to email storage and archiving only – hopefully saving you a little legwork when it comes to checking whether you currently comply.

This is a follow-up to the more general post we published last year addressing the legislation and compliance requirements that apply to UK businesses in relation to email storage.

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25% off MailStore Server – Black Friday Weekend Special!

Yes, for the next few days we’re unashamedly jumping on the bandwagon of our American friends and slashing the cost of new licences by 25% for the brilliantly simple email archiving software, MailStore Server.

Example pricing:

10 user licence = £214.28 + VAT  (Save £71.42!)

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