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.
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.
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.
Created an unlimited space mailbox called firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Open MailEnable and go to Messaging Manager – Filters.
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 email@example.com.
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
Update firmware on the device.
Lastly, if you purchased the license for Cloud Backup, you have to register for an account at https://techlib.barracuda.com/BCC/CreateAccount.
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.