Archiving Emails from MDaemon
Please note: This tutorial only covers the specifics of archiving an MDaemon mail server. It is assumed that you already have a MailStore Server installation or test installation and are familiar with the fundamentals of MailStore Server. Please refer to the Manual or Quick Start Guide for more information.
MailStore Server offers several ways to archive emails from an MDaemon mail server, which are described below. If you are not sure which archiving method best suits your company, please refer to chapter Choosing the Right Archiving Strategy.
Additionally to it's integrated file-based user database, MDaemon also supports different kinds of central SQL databases and directory services to manage users. Like MDaemon, MailStore also support Active Directory and other LDAP directory services (e.g. OpenLDAP). Therefore it is recommended to synchronize MDaemon as well as MailStore Server with the same central directory service. Instructions how to configure MailStore Server can be found in the chapter Active Directory Integration and Generic LDAP Integration in the MailStore Server manual.
Note: When batch-archiving IMAP mailboxes, MailStore Server automatically creates non-existing users. The authentication type of those users will be MailStore-integrated.
Archiving Individual Mailboxes
When archiving individual mailboxes, MDaemon functions the same as any other email server. Please refer to the corresponding chapter Archiving Server Mailboxes in the MailStore Server manual.
Archiving Multiple Mailboxes in One Step
When archiving multiple mailboxes, MDaemon functions the same as any other email server. Please refer to the corresponding chapter Batch-archiving IMAP Mailboxes in the MailStore manual.
Archiving Incoming and Outgoing Emails Directly
The MDaemon mail server offers an easy way to deliver all emails to an MDaemon specific multidrop mailbox. MailStore Server archives this mailbox by means of an archiving task of type Archiving IMAP and POP3 Multidrop Mailboxes.
Step 1: Create a new account to be used as multidrop mailbox for archiving
- Add a new account by selecting Accounts and then New Account
- Name the account mailstore and assign a strong password.
- In the following screenshot you can see the sample configuration for the mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2: Create a new content filter rule for archiving
- Open the content filter editor by selecting Security an then Content Filter
- If not yet enabled, enable the rules processing engine.
- Click on New rule
- Choose a name for the new rule, e.g. "MailStore Archiving"
- Under Conditions... select the checkbox If ALL MESSAGES and under Actions... select the checkbox COPY the message to FOLDER...
- In the text area on the bottom of the window, click on the link specify information
- In the window Copy message to folder... click on Browse
- Select the directory of the account you created in step 1.
- Click on OK to confirm the path specified.
- The configuration is now complete.
- Click on OK to save the new content filter rule.
Step 3: Configuration of MailStore Server
Configure MailStore Server to archive the new MDaemon mailbox in regular intervals (e.g. daily at 11pm) using an archiving task of type Archiving IMAP and POP3 Multidrop Mailboxes.
After archiving, emails can and should be deleted from the MDaemon mailbox automatically by MailStore Server. The MailStore archiving task can be configured accordingly.