Configure Your Kerio MailServer for Archiving
Kerio MailServer provides flexible options for email
archiving. The journaling of emails for archiving can be
stored locally on the mail server or forwarded to an external
email address. The archive service supports both methods. SMTP
collection will capture, index, and archiving emails up to
75MB in size by default.
Step 1 - Kerio MailServer Archiving and Backup Administration
Whether you choose to use the archive service SMTP option or
the POP3 collector option, we recommend choosing the archive
to a remote email address. In the case of SMTP collection, you
can enable SMTP on your archive Account tab and copy and paste your remote
SMTP collector address into your Kerio Archiving
- Options - Enable SMTP integration
- SMTP unique address
When working with the POP3 collection option, we recommend creating an archiving mailbox on your Kerio MailServer and directing the Archiving emails to that address. We do not support the collection of messages from sub-folders within the Kerio "Archive Folders" within the admin mailbox.
Kerio Connect can store copies of all messages (or only messages sent to the Internet) in special archiving folders or re-send them to another SMTP server. This makes it possible to keep archived email from a situation where it would be necessary to look up a particular message or deleted messages (these can be reused by using so called email recovery which can be set in the domain settings - for details, see chapter 7.4 in the Kerio guide).
To configure backups, go to the Archiving tab under Configuration --> Archiving and Backup (see below)
* Enable mail archiving
This option enables/disables mail archiving. If archiving is
enabled and appropriate parameters are set on the Archiving
tab, an archive folder with a name derived of the interval in
which folders are created (daily, weekly, monthly) is created
when the first message is delivered. The interval also can be
set on the tab.
Anytime Kerio Connect is restarted, a new archive folder is
created (upon receiving the first message). Then, the
archiving cycle follows settings defined on the Archiving
* Path to the archive directory
The full path to the archive directory (in accordance with
conventions of the operating system on which Kerio Connect is
running). By technical reasons, it is necessary to locate the
archiving directory locally (i.e. on the server where Kerio
Connect is running).
Enter the path in the text field or select it upon clicking
on Select Folder...
Step 2 - Archive to Remote Email Address
Email will be re-sent to this remote email address. The
remote address you will use is available within your Archive
account, under the Collectors
tab. Click on Edit next to collector's status and take a copy
of the email address string near the top. This is your unique
address specific to your account. You will also be required to
include your mail server IP address(es) that the service will
expect to receive email from.
- Edit collector
- Edit collector
We recommend that you avoid journaling a local copy, as it is likely that these would become unmanageable with a short period of time.
It is important that your refer to the vendor/software
manufacturers documentation relevant to your version of mail
server at all times. We provide this information without
warranty of liability.