announces MailSteward 8.0.9 - Email Archiving Solution

January 12, 2009 in Utility (E)

[] Murfreesboro, Tenn - announces the release of MailSteward, MailSteward Lite, and MailSteward Pro, version 8.0.9. This version adds the ability, after a Search or a Browse of your email database, to export a text file list of email addresses, either just the TO addresses, the FROM addresses, or both.

MailSteward, is the ultimate email archiving solution for the Mac. MailSteward archives email in a relational database for easy access and safe backup of all your email. Whether you manage a business, are an independent professional, or just a person with a lot of email, for legal reasons, business reasons, and personal reasons, it is essential to be able to safely archive and easily search your email.

MailSteward Pro now has additional documentation about installation and configuration of the software to enable companies and schools to meet Federal requirements for keeping accurate, accessible archives of all email messages within the organization.

On April 12, 2006 the United States Supreme Court laid down new rules that require companies, government agencies, and public school districts to have systems for retrieving email and other electronic data that might be needed for evidence in a court case. The new rules were updated later that year in December. This means that, if you are in charge of a school district's, or a company's information technology, you are legally required to set up and maintain a system for archiving email, and for enabling quick and easy access to it.

There are a few products and services available for accomplishing this responsibility. According to an excellent article in Education Week's Digital Directions magazine, a school district in New Jersey spent over $50,000 on a system for archiving their email. There is a very informative article on the CompuThink website about the new rules, including links to the actual text of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

For smaller school districts and companies, the available solutions are likely to be too expensive and overly complicated to implement. MailSteward Pro is a Macintosh-based solution that is easy to set up and maintain, providing automatic archiving and sophisticated searching of large volumes of email.

For organizations that are running their own mail server, MailSteward Pro can be set up to automatically archive all incoming and outgoing email. If the mail server is configured to put copies of all email coming in or going out, into a particular email account or directory, MailSteward Pro can then be configured in the Settings to always import any email that exists in that account or directory.

For organizations that are not running their own mail server, but which use Macintosh computers, each individual in the organization can have a copy of MailSteward Pro that is set up to automatically, on a schedule, archive their email into a central MySQL database on a network server.

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