Enterprise Vault™ Setting up SMTP Archiving
- About this guide
- Introducing Enterprise Vault SMTP Archiving
- Installing SMTP Archiving
- Configuring SMTP Archiving
- Configuring the Enterprise Vault SMTP Servers in the site
- Adding an SMTP Archiving task and holding folder
- Configuring retention categories and retention plans
- Creating SMTP policies
- Configuring archives for SMTP messages
- Provisioning users for SMTP Group or SMTP Mailbox Journaling
- Using the SMTP dashboard
- PowerShell cmdlets
- Appendix A. Configuring target address rewriting
Adding target address aliases
When you add an SMTP target address using the Enterprise Vault Administration Console, an aliases file is automatically added to the following folder on each Enterprise Vault SMTP server in the site:
Enterprise Vault installation folder\SMTP\DATA\etc\switch
The name of the aliases file is the domain part of the target address. For example, if you add the target address, SMTPjournal@example.com, then the aliases file name is
example.com. If you then add a target with a different domain, Enterprise Vault adds another aliases file with the new domain as the file name.
Although the aliases files are added automatically to all the SMTP servers, any entries that you add to an aliases file on one of the SMTP servers are not propagated to the aliases files on the other SMTP servers.
You must configure each alias address as an SMTP target address in the Enterprise Vault Administration Console.
In a building blocks environment, you do not need to copy the aliases files to the new SMTP server, as the messages can be archived by any of the SMTP servers in the site.
To add a target address alias
- Log on to the Enterprise Vault SMTP server for which you want to create an alias. Log in using the Vault Service account, or an account that is assigned to the SMTP Administrator role. The SMTP Administrator role is also included in the Messaging Administrator role and the Power Administrator role.
- Navigate to the folder,
Enterprise Vault installation folder\SMTP\DATA\etc\switch.
- Locate the aliases file that has the target address domain as its filename. Open the file using a standard text editor.
- Add an alias entry in the form,
Where incoming_name is the local name part of the incoming routing address.
redirect_name is the local name part of the target address to which you want to redirect messages.
For example, to rewrite the target address in incoming messages from SMTPjournal@example.com to SMTPserver1@example.com, you add the following entry to the aliases file called
- Save the file.
- Restart the Enterprise Vault SMTP service. This service is displayed in the Windows Services Console.