[SASAG] Email Storage Policies
kurt.buff at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 13:17:47 PDT 2009
On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 12:13, <eric at kahklen.com> wrote:
> At this time we don't have any legal or regulatory requirements for email
That makes your job harder, IMHO.
> Are you referring to users locally storing PST files on their PC? or to a
> file server? File server storage is much cheaper than our Exchange
Storing PST files on a LAN or WAN is not supported - read these two
links, and weep.
> We also run Exchange (2007) and have chosen to use the default mailbox size
> limits at this time. Although what I've read suggests the Exchange store
> is a safer location for email vs. pst files due to potential corruption, it
> provides the only alternative I know of for users to export and manage
> their mailbox. What I've found is that users tend to use their mailbox as
> a network storage device over time.
Indeed. This is a hard problem. I can only suggest a mail archiving
solution. We are using Sunbelt Software's solution. For OSS, the only
thing I'm aware of is MailArchiva - http://www.mailarchiva.com/, but I
haven't used it.
The only safe place for a PST file is on the local workstation hard
drive, not a server drive.
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