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.
Weak passwords are the most common method by which email accounts and servers can become compromised by spammers.
The great news is that Exchange alternative MDaemon Messaging Server, now offers an easy way to identify when somebody’s using one that isn’t secure via a simple but effective new reporting feature.
Whether you then decide to name and shame, or just to give them a friendly nudge is entirely up to your discretion! :).
The sheer amount of email that flows across the internet every day is staggering, but what’s all too easy to overlook is just how insecure this form of communication actually is.
Often email delivery is compared to traditional paper post in that there is an envelope containing a letter, there are senders and there are recipients. In reality, the comparison is much more similar to a postcard.
Those of you familiar with using BackupAssist’s Rsync plug-in to send data to an off-site location, may well have toyed with the idea of building your own Windows server as the destination, as we do here.
Currently you need two components to achieve this, there’s “cwRsync” which enables the server to talk to BackupAssist and there’s the optional “CopSSH” which allows you to do so securely over SSH. The developer (Cortex Labs) currently package these for you so that one installation follows the next as part of the same installation wizard.