File archiving.config contains the parameters that are needed to activate and configure the settings for email archiving. Comments in the configuration file provide explanation of the functionality for each parameter. Following is a sample configuration file.

[ArchivingConfiguration]
;; ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
;; --- Archiving Settings to add Outlook mail to shared folder ---
;; ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
;;
;; ArchivingEnabled parameters defines if archiving functionality will be provided
;; Preset value: False
ArchivingEnabled=True
;;
;; Path to archiving configuration file including file name (for example: \\server\share\projects.xml).
;; Admin user should have read/write permissions to the parent folder of configuration file.
;; All other users may have only read permission.
;;
ArchivingConfigurationPath=C:\Users\user.name\Documents\ThruArchive\projects.xml
;;
;; Path to commonly shared, archiving service temp folder.
;; All users should have read/write permissions to this folder.
;;
ArchivingServiceFolder=C:\Users\user.name\Documents\ThruArchive\tmp
;;
;; Defines if the archiving project list can be modified.
;; This parameter should be enabled for admin user.
;; Preset value: False
AllowEditProjectList=True
;;
;; Defines archive button text in Select Project dialog
;; If property is not defined, 'File Emails' text will be used. 
;;
ArchiveButtonText=File Emails
;;
;; Set 'Author' and 'Has Attachments' attributes for the archived email.
;; Preset value: True 
;;
UseExtendedArchivingAttributes=True
;;
;; The policy controls deletion of archived emails. Enabled by default
;;
EmailDeleteAfterArchivingEnable=True

Extended attributes are described below.

Enhanced Attributes for Email Archiving

When emails messages are archived in NTFS folders under Windows, the following file attributes are saved with each .MSG file:

  • Attribute Attachments lists all files attached to the email message. Images embedded in email body such as signature images are not considered as attachments.
  • Attribute Has Attachments is set to ‘Yes’ if any file attachments are present
  • Attribute Authors is set to email address of the email message sender
  • Attribute Date Created is set to date email was created in Outlook
  • Attribute Date Modified is set to the date the .msg file was added to the folder

Enhanced attributes are toggled by settings in the configuration file Archiving.config:

; Set 'Authors' and 'Attachments' attributes for the archived email. 
; Preset value: True 
; ;UseExtendedArchivingAttributes=True

The Project.xml File contains the configuration of the archived emails folder locations and folder names. The default configuration is as follows:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ArrayOfProject xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
  <Project>
    <Name>General</Name>
    <Location></Location>
  </Project>
</ArrayOfProject>

Project file example:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ArrayOfProject xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
  <Project>
    <Name>Demos</Name>
    <Location>C:\Users\firstl.last\Documents\ThruArchive\Demos</Location>
  </Project>
  <Project>
    <Name>General</Name>
    <Location></Location>
  </Project>
  <Project>
    <Name>Work</Name>
    <Location>C:\Users\first.last\Documents\ThruArchive\ThruEmail</Location>
  </Project>
</ArrayOfProject>

Also in Email Archiving:

Email Archiving User Guide

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