<DKIM> Greetings and quick question
dbivens at carolinanetworking.com
Sun Mar 12 23:50:34 GMT 2017
It's not really a Microsoft issue. Backing up Exchange is not at issue.
Nobody does perpetual backups to capture all emails that may come in or out
EXCEPT through cloud-based archive services. I can quite easily do the
same thing right now with SMTP forward rules in Exchange. I was hoping to
keep the folder structure somehow.
On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 7:15 PM, Nicolas Sebrecht <nicolas.s-dev at laposte.net
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> On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 02:32:27PM -0400, Don Bivens wrote:
> > I have what might be an odd scenario as I have not found a solution
> > elsewhere. I am using the iRedMail product distro (uses IMAP on
> mySQL) to
> > backup an Exchange installation...or I'm trying to. What I would
> like to
> > accomplish is having a real time database of all sent/received
> > That's easy enough and I've already got that working. What is a bit
> > challenging is trying to maintain the end-user's folder structure.
> > The company uses folders extensively to track email for project-based
> > work. An email will come in from user at companyA.com and the end user
> > move that email from Inbox to FolderA and so on. The reason this is
> > important is for future tracking. If they have deleted all of
> > from their Exchange message store, intentionally or otherwise, they
> > it easiest to search based on these folder names (as opposed to using
> > kind of SQL search criteria).
> > So now I'm using forwards at the SMTP level to send all in/out emails
> > Exchange to iRedMail (using postfix as SMTP). Obviously this doesn't
> > anything with IMAP folders. That's how found offlineimap. If I
> could run
> > perpetual imapsync jobs (and exclude deletions) then every time the
> > user moved an email from Inbox to ProjectA the change would sync to my
> > backing email store in iRedMail and deletions would be ignored and
> > we'd retain all emails perpetually.
> Might work if you own the credentials of the users (very poor practice).
> Why don't you follow the editor's recommendations?
> This really sounds like a question for Microsoft on how to
> backup/restore mailboxes in a per-user basis.
> Nicolas Sebrecht
Carolina Networking, Inc.
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