Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server
2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-04-06
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 lets you record all e-mail messages that pass through computers that have the Hub Transport server role installed. This process, which is called journaling, is required by many companies because of legal and regulatory requirements. Journaling in Exchange Server 2007 is designed to let you to feed messaging data into a larger journaling solution and, at the same time, minimize overhead.
The following types of journaling are available in Exchange 2007:
- Standard journaling Standard journaling
enables the Journaling agent in Exchange 2007 to journal all
messages sent to and from recipients and senders that are located
on a specific mailbox database on a computer running the Mailbox
server role. Standard journaling is also called per-mailbox
- Premium journaling Premium journaling
enables the Journaling agent in Exchange 2007 to use rules
that you can configure to match the specific needs of your
organization. You can create journal rules for a single mailbox
recipient or for entire groups within your organization. Premium
journaling is also called per-recipient journaling.
Important: You must have an Exchange Enterprise Client Access License (CAL) to use premium journaling.
Journaled messages are wrapped in journaling envelopes that contain detailed information about who the message was addressed to, who the message was from, the subject of the message, and other useful information.
The journaling mailbox can be a valid Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) address. By specifying an SMTP address, you can store journaled messages in Microsoft Exchange, in a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services site, or in other message archival solutions.
For more information about the Journaling agent, see Overview of Journaling.
If you have added Exchange 2007 to an existing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 organization and you have implemented or want to implement journaling, see Understanding Journaling in a Mixed Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 Environment.
For more information about how to administer and configure standard journaling, see the following topics:
For more information about how to administer and configure premium journaling, see the following topics:
- How to
Create a New Journal Rule
- How to
Modify a Journal Rule
- How to
Remove a Journal Rule
- How to View
a Journal Rule
- How to
Enable or Disable a Journal Rule
- How to
Enable or Disable Journaling of Voice Mail and Missed Call
For more information about how to administer and configure journaling mailboxes, see the following topics:
Using Exchange Hosted Services
Journaling is enhanced by or is also available as a service from Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services. Exchange Hosted Services is a set of four distinct hosted services:
- Hosted Filtering, which helps organizations protect themselves
from e-mail-borne malware
- Hosted Archive, which helps them satisfy retention requirements
- Hosted Encryption, which helps them encrypt data to preserve
- Hosted Continuity, which helps them preserve access to e-mail
during and after emergency situations
These services integrate with any on-premise Exchange servers that are managed in-house or Hosted Exchange e-mail services that are offered through service providers. For more information about Exchange Hosted Services, see Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services.