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    Hi all,

    We're in the process of migrating our email services from Exchange to GMail after moving forward with Google Apps for Education. The one sticking point is how we backup or archive our sent and received mail. I'm aware of Google's Postini service but am having no joy in even getting a quote back from their team.

    Has anyone else moved down a similar path and if so how are you archiving email? Any assistance in this area would be fantastic.

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    Any reason why GoogleApps and not O365~:?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahodgess View Post
    Hi all,

    We're in the process of migrating our email services from Exchange to GMail after moving forward with Google Apps for Education. The one sticking point is how we backup or archive our sent and received mail. I'm aware of Google's Postini service but am having no joy in even getting a quote back from their team.

    Has anyone else moved down a similar path and if so how are you archiving email? Any assistance in this area would be fantastic.
    I thought Postini was EOL and is now slowly being integrated directly into Apps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukh View Post
    Any reason why GoogleApps and not O365~:?
    We looked at both Google Apps for Education and Microsoft 365 but at the time we were making our decision Microsoft were not able to give us any straight answers as to future pricing models. Speaking with three different MS representatives on the phone and at Bett, along with reading literature which contradicted what each of them had said, meant that we lost confidence in them at that time.

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    Great news if that is the case. Do you know if they've advertised any pricing for this service?

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    My question would be - why do you need an archive/backup? Google backup your email themselves, so if an account is deleted or something it can be recovered.

    If you need individual emails to be backed up on your own, you could simply hook those users up to use Outlook that way you can end up with PST files as usual.

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    There are a lot of different options; You could get a third party service on google apps marketplace, you could forward all or selected email accounts to a third party (eg a locally hosted server), or you could use GAM (google apps manager) to 'audit' accounts by forwarding mail into a 'monitor account' ExamplesAccountAuditing - google-apps-manager - GAM Account Auditing Commands - Dito Google Apps Manager - Google Project Hosting

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahodgess View Post
    Great news if that is the case. Do you know if they've advertised any pricing for this service?
    It's free, included within Google Apps. Postini was always free to Google Apps Education too IRC.

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    That's a great help, thanks all.

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