Microsoft have invested tens of millions in their hosting centres, surely as an Office 365 user your data is safe right?
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…
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.
Legally secure, fully automated email archiving is something that every business can benefit from, regardless of size or industry.
Today MailStore Server, the world’s leading e-mail archiving solution expands its extensive feature set, to include individual email reports, advanced search settings for users, and further enhancements for administrators.
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.
Back in April 2014, support for Exchange 2003 was officially brought to a close by Microsoft. Among those impacted were the vast number of smaller companies using the hugely popular Small Business Server 2003.
Many moved across to alternative solutions early doors, but faced with unwanted expense and the potential for significant disruption, many sensibly remained firmly in the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” camp, putting off the decision for as long as possible.
As an archiving solution for individuals, MailStore Home is a hidden gem, and one we’re guilty of not giving enough exposure here on the blog.
In a nutshell, MailStore Home solves two of the biggest problems you’re likely to face as a home user with a personal email account(s):
- How to find specific emails quickly when they’re buried among hundreds of messages from GroupOn
- How not to lose your email should your hosting provider spontaneously combust
If you’re using Office 365, or one of the many hosted Exchange variants available today, you may be aware that MailStore has long been able to give you a complete and automatically synchronised off-site copy of your mail.
I’ve always been happy recommending it as a solution, Office 365 outages happen so it is popular among our customers, however when my colleagues over in the German development team at MailStore let me know about their recent breakthrough in the latest version, I could immediately see the potential for hosted Exchange customers.
If you’ve recently made the move to MailStore version 9, it’s entirely possible you’ll be sat there wondering why on earth all of those archiving jobs you had set up can’t be modified any more.
You’ll hopefully be pleased when I tell you it’s not a mistake and nothing’s gone dramatically wrong, it’s just that MailStore are now adopting a new and far more efficient way of automating jobs that no longer needs the old Windows task scheduler method.
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:
MailStore Service Provider Edition info:
Hope you found this useful – please feel free to leave any comments and questions below…
When Microsoft first unveiled Office 2013, they did at the time point out that it wouldn’t be long before they withdrew support for Windows Vista, XP and Office 2003.
More recently however we’ve learned that Exchange 2003 is also on the ‘chopping block‘, and that’s forcing users to consider alternative email solutions.