GFI MailArchiver Sees Some Major Changes
While not everyone is happy to see big changes made to a product, those made to GFI Software’s GFI MailArchiver may have a lot of users sitting up and taking notice. GFI MailArchiver 2012 – released earlier this month – is bringing a lot of new features, and changes to some old ones, in its newest iteration.
GFI MailArchiver 2012 has made quite a few changes to its overall structure, including a fully automated archiving process. This takes the control for the archival process out of the user's hands, instead making it a system process – meaning archives are more likely to be complete and less likely to have gaps from forgotten updates.
This also allows users to browse their own archives much more simply than in the past thanks to improved organization. Interestingly, manual archiving is an option here as well for those who want to sort emails via a different method, but considering that the automatic version can work selectively, or under certain rules, GFI MailArchiver 2012 should be able to get the job done no matter which way its users decide to go.
Better yet, for all the businesses out there using the older archive stores, GFI MailArchiver 2012 will automatically prompt users to update the archive stores after the upgrade version is first installed. With that done, all the archive stores will have date ranges assigned to them, and new emails will be archived according to those date ranges. Empty archive stores, meanwhile, will be specifically marked as invalid for easy identification and deletion. Also included is file archiving support, support for multiple databases (not to mention automatic management for those databases), a boost to server performance and an accompanying reduction in email storage needs.
Meanwhile, those interested in working with GFI MailArchiver can get it direct from GFI, and can even register for a free trial to directly gauge the impact GFI MailArchiver 2012 would have on business operations. It's never a bad idea to have an easy way to sort previous emails, especially in environments where a lot of email goes back and forth throughout a typical work day.
Given the value of stored e-mail overall, however, having a way to find just the message that's needed – whether in support of legal action or verifying a customer request – carries a value all its own.
GFI MailArchiver 2012, therefore, should be on plenty of IT departments' lists of software to look into.
To check out more about GFI MailArchiver 2012, click here.
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo
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