Saturday, August 6, 2016

How to configure GFI Archiver to work with Microsoft Office 365

GFI Archiver can be configured to work with a Microsoft Office 365 environment.

This article lists basic steps required to setup Office 365 and GFI Archiver from a high level point of view. For more detailed steps, please refer to the GFI Archiver and Office 365 Deployment Guide.

Setup 1: Setting up Microsoft Office 365 and GFI Archiver integration

Step 1 - Set up a mailbox
Set up a journaling mailbox in Microsoft Office 365. This mailbox will collect a copy of all emails exchanged between your users.

Step 2 - Create Forwarding rule Create a Forwarding / BCC rule in Microsoft Office 365. By creating this rule, you make sure that a copy of every email sent by your users is copied to the journaling mailbox that was set up in Step 1.

Step 3 - Identify server connection information
In Microsoft Office 365, locate the connection settings and take a note of them. These settings are required by GFI Archiver for Exchange Online setup.

Step 4 - Verify directory service details
Verify that directory service details are set up correctly according to the following article: http://go.gfi.com/?pageid=mar_directoryservicesettings

Step 5 - Configure GFI Archiver
Configure a new Mail server to archive with EWS connection in GFI Archiver. Here you specify the connection settings identified in Step 3.

Step 6 - Test your setup
Test the integration of GFI Archiver with Microsoft Office 365.

Setup 2: Setting up Microsoft Office 365 and GFI Archiver integration using a 3rd Party Journaling Mailbox

Step 1 - Setting up a 3rd Party Journaling Mailbox
Set up a 3rd party email account as a Journaling Mailbox in Microsoft Office 365. All emails exchanged between your users will be forwarded to this mailbox.

Step 2 - Configuring Forwarding Rule for an External Mailbox
Create a journaling rule in Exchange Online that will forward a copy of all emails to the 3rd party journaling mailbox configured in Step 1.

Step 3 - Verify directory service details
Verify that directory service details are set up correctly according to the following article: http://go.gfi.com/?pageid=mar_directoryservicesettings

Step 4 - Configuring a new Mail Server to Archive using an external mailbox Configure a new Mail server to archive in GFI Archiver. Using this connection, GFI Archiver will archive any emails forwarded to the external journal mailbox.

Step 5 - Testing setup
Test the integration of GFI Archiver with Microsoft Office 365.     

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