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How to enable Message Archiving in Smartermail

This feature is only available in SmarterMail Enterprise edition.

Message archiving is a method of storing all email traffic for a domain in a separate location on the mail server. Typically, this is a feature used for companies that need mail servers in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

By default, SmarterMail does not archive any messages. To specify which domains on the SmarterMail are archived, the system administrator will need to create archiving rules.

To view the message archiving rules for your SmarterMail installation, click the Settings button on the main toolbar and click the Settings navigation pane. Then expand the Storage folder and click Message Archiving in the left tree view. A list of archiving rules will load in the content pane.

To create a new archiving rule, click New in the actions toolbar. To edit an existing rule, select the appropriate rule and click Edit in the actions toolbar. The following options will be available:

Domain - The domain on the SmarterMail server to be archived.
Archive Path - The directory on the hard drive in which archived messages are saved.
Rule - Choose to save none of your messages, all messages, incoming messages, or outgoing messages.

Note: Archives are not deleted by SmarterMail and as a result they can get very large. Be sure to check your archive folders regularly to see if they should be backed up and removed from the hard drive.