Q: What is e-mail archiving?
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Electronic mail systems (Technology application)
Tuip, Martin
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Name: Information Management Journal Publisher: Association of Records Managers & Administrators (ARMA) Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Business; Computers and office automation industries; Library and information science Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 Association of Records Managers & Administrators (ARMA) ISSN: 1535-2897
Date: July-August, 2011 Source Volume: 45 Source Issue: 4
Event Code: 366 Services introduction Advertising Code: 57 New Products/Services Computer Subject: E-mail software; E-mail; Technology application; Company service introduction
Product Code: 4811510 Electronic Mail Services NAICS Code: 51331 Wired Telecommunications Carriers SIC Code: 7372 Prepackaged software
Company Name: Novell Inc.; Microsoft Corp. Ticker Symbol: NOVL; MSFT
Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States

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E-mail archiving uses an application that runs with an e-mail server, such as Lotus Notes, Novell Groupwise, or Microsoft Exchange, to capture and preserve e-mail messages. In addition, it can index the information, which allows users of the system to get access to some or all of their content.

E-mail archiving systems have been around for more than a decade and started out primarily to manage mailboxes for storage management, but they have since expanded with functionality to protect mission-critical data and to retain data for compliance and legal requirements.

E-mail archiving solutions can be deployed on an organization's own servers that it maintains itself, but it is also available as a hosted service in the cloud (i.e., software-as-a-service). Some vendors can expand this service with a multitude of options, such as e-discovery, enhanced retention, and classification.

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Martin Tuip, Iron Mountain
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