Setting Up Barracuda Archiver

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Description:

An email archiver is a hardware device that stores older copies of emails for reference that is placed on the network usually with a spam filter hardware device. We purchased one of these the other day and I was tasked to set it up.

To Resolve:

  1. We use MailEnable as our email server software, so I followed the guide here to setup a mailbox for all mail to be copied to.

  2. I setup the archiver on our DMZ subnet by following this guide.

    • Added the device to our internal DNS server.
    • Added to our external DNS server since it was placed in the DMZ.
    • Made sure a DHCP reservation was created so that we wouldn’t use the same IP on the internal subnet.
  3. Created an unlimited space mailbox called archiver@domain.com.

  4. Copied MESNOOP to C:Program Files (x86)MailEnablebin. Double click to launch, say “yes” to message filtering and point to a mailbox I created in the previous step.

  5. Open MailEnable and go to Messaging Manager – Filters.

  6. Create a new one called “ArchiveAllMail” and double click it to edit it. Under “use standard criteria” select the option that says “All messages – Process this filter action for all messages” and then under the actions panel, click “Add Actions” and “forward to Address” and type in archiver@domain.com.

  7. Lastly, login to BarracudaArchiver, go to Mail Sources – Journal Accounts. Make sure the polling frequency is 30 seconds.

    • Add the mailbox info:
    • Server = Server IP address or hostname
    • Protocol = POP3
    • Username = email address
    • Password = email password
    • Encryption = SSL
    • Port = 993
    • Then click Add
  8. Update firmware on the device.

  9. Lastly, if you purchased the license for Cloud Backup, you have to register for an account at https://techlib.barracuda.com/BCC/CreateAccount.

  10. Once a Cloud Control Account is created which is tied to an order number and serial number of a product, then you can connect the account under Advanced – Backup and Advanced – Cloud Control tabs just by signing in.