Microsoft Exchange Journaling vs. Archiving

By Storage, email archiving, email management

Depending on your type of business many federal or state regulations may require your company to archive email messages for electronic discovery. As a smart proactive measure, more companies are voluntarily archiving email to protect themselves in case of a lawsuit. Lately, more are choosing to use Exchange Server journaling as an archiving method. The question becomes, ‘Is journaling the best business decision?. Or does implementation of a dedicated archiving solution provide a more secure data retrieval mechanism?’

Journaling and email archiving within Exchange Server are 2 distinct animals. Based on predetermined corporate policy selection criteria, archiving removes old messages from the Exchange Server. Then the archiving software places the messages in a secure permanent repository. Journaling places a copy of target email messages into a designated mailbox. This mailbox may usually remain on the same Exchange server as all the other staff email boxes. Read the rest of this article>>

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