List of email archive software

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Various email archiving methods have been developed into product offerings or services to provide storage or retrieval of e-mail over extended time periods. Small to medium-sized business establishments and companies find this a challenge as entry costs may be high and storage levels low.


In addition to a backup system several other components are necessary for a useful e-mail archiving system.

  • Message header/metadata
  • Message body and related document attachments
  • Search and retrieval
  • Efficient storage
  • Reliable gathering of email flow
  • Policy enforcement, such as retention policy
  • Compliance certification


The main regulations in the United States are driven by standards bodies, including:

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