Enterprise Vault™ Introduction and Planning
- About this guide
- Overview of Enterprise Vault
- How Enterprise Vault works
- About Enterprise Vault indexing
- About Enterprise Vault tasks
- About Enterprise Vault services
- About the Archive Discovery Search Service
- About the Enterprise Vault Outlook Add-In
- About Enterprise Vault Search
- Enterprise Vault administration
- About reporting and monitoring in Enterprise Vault
- Exchange Server archiving
- About Exchange Server archiving and user mailboxes
- Exchange Server and journal mailbox archiving
- Exchange Public Folder archiving
- File System Archiving
- Archiving Microsoft SharePoint servers
- Domino mailbox archiving
- Domino Journal archiving
- SMTP Archiving
- Skype for Business Archiving
- Enterprise Vault Accelerators
- About Compliance Accelerator
- The Compliance Accelerator client application
- About Discovery Accelerator
- Discovery Accelerator client application
- Building in resilience
- About Enterprise Vault and VCS
- About Enterprise Vault and Windows Server Failover Clustering
- About Enterprise Vault building blocks
- Planning component installation
- Where to set up the Enterprise Vault Services and Tasks
- Installation planning for client components
- Planning your archiving strategy
- How to define your archiving policy for user mailboxes
- How to plan the archiving strategy for Exchange public folders
- How to plan settings for retention categories
- How to plan vault stores and partitions
- About Enterprise Vault reports
SMTP Archiving components
Table: Overview of SMTP Archiving components provides an overview of the main components of SMTP Archiving. You can configure SMTP Archiving using the Enterprise Vault Administration Console, or Enterprise Vault PowerShell cmdlets.
Table: Overview of SMTP Archiving components
Enterprise Vault SMTP server
The SMTP server is implemented as the Windows service, Enterprise Vault SMTP service. This service is displayed in the Windows Services Console, but not in the Enterprise Vault Administration Console.
The SMTP server manages SMTP connections. It receives messages that are sent to the Enterprise Vault SMTP server by relay Message Transfer Agents (MTAs), such as Exchange Server, or SMTP servers. The Enterprise Vault SMTP server stores the messages as .eml files in the SMTP holding folder.
SMTP Archiving task
The SMTP Archiving task processes the email files in the holding folder as follows:
In SMTP Group Journaling and SMTP Mailbox Journaling, you can change the default behavior for certain messages.
SMTP Provisioning task
The SMTP Provisioning task processes the SMTP provisioning groups. The task assigns the group policy and archives to the target users in each group. The task runs once or twice each day. It processes the highest priority groups first.
SMTP holding folder
The SMTP holding folder is a local folder that is assigned to the SMTP Archiving task. The folder location is in the SMTP Archiving task properties. The Enterprise Vault SMTP server places messages in the folder for the archiving task to process.
Messages that the archiving task fails to archive are not deleted automatically from the holding folder. The messages are placed in a Failed subfolder.
An SMTP policy is assigned to an SMTP target address. The policy defines how the SMTP Archiving task manages journal reports and X-Headers, when archiving messages that contain the target address.
The target addresses and provisioning groups to which the policy applies are also displayed in the policy properties.
The SMTP policies are displayed in the Administration Console, under Policies > SMTP.
SMTP target addresses
The SMTP target addresses are the SMTP addresses that the Enterprise Vault SMTP server and SMTP Archiving task look for in the messages that are sent to the Enterprise Vault SMTP server.
You can add SMTP target addresses as manual targets, or using provisioning groups.
SMTP targets are displayed in the Administration Console, under Targets > SMTP.
SMTP provisioning groups
The SMTP provisioning groups let you apply policies and other settings to multiple SMTP targets at the same time. SMTP targets in the groups can be Active Directory users or SMTP addresses that are not associated with an Active Directory account.
The SMTP provisioning groups are displayed in the Administration Console, under Targets > SMTP > Provisioning Groups.
You can create SMTP journal archives. These are displayed in the Administration Console, under Archives > SMTP.
If you configure SMTP Journaling or SMTP Group Journaling, the SMTP Archiving task can store SMTP messages in the following types of archives: SMTP, Shared, Exchange Journal, and Domino Journal. For SMTP Mailbox Journaling, only Internet Mail and Exchange Mailbox archives are supported.