Dr Dobbs - Open Source Email Archiving

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Open source customization and integration services outfit Linux Box has recently launched Enkive, an email management suite designed to archive emails from the moment they're received or sent, as opposed to waiting until the sender chooses to back up their emails.

The organization says that its software addresses issues of regulatory compliance and also offers some litigation support. As well as reducing storage costs by eliminating redundant messages, it also has an advanced search option that searches attachments too.

Enkive's systematic approach reconstructs messages in the search and retrieval process -- using the body of the message and its attachments -- instead of relying on the traditional method of only checking text and metadata information such as sender, dates, recipient and subject. Archived content can then be encrypted (at a company's discretion) and is only accessible to authorized users.

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