GFI Archiver | Email Archiving

GFI Archiver®

Email archiving for productivity, management, compliance

GFI Archiver® is an award-winning archiving solution for Exchange and other mail servers, which is used by businesses worldwide to solve their email management problems. It provides secure, compliant storage for emails and documents, and helps businesses get the most from their email history.

GFI Archiver helps administrators maintain an easily accessible archive of all corporate email correspondence, significantly improve server performance, eliminate the need for PST files and meet a growing number of compliance and eDiscovery regulations.

Make the most of your company’s most important information source – your email history.

GFI Archiver helps businesses get the most from the wealth of company information held in their email store by including MailInsights reports as an integral part of its email management solution. MailInsights reports can help you identify potential security breaches, legal risks and productivity issues by extracting key data from your email archive. MailInsights reports highlight the weak spots in your company, leaving you to focus on your strengths.

Improve server performance

Reduce the load on Exchange Server, increasing efficiency and providing your users with a virtually unlimited mailbox.

Secure archiving for compliance

Store emails and documents centrally in a tamper-proof store to help with compliance, e-discovery and internal investigations.

Instant access wherever you are

Users can instantly find and retrieve lost or deleted emails and documents in the office or on the move.

Eliminate PST files

When you automatically archive your email history to a central, easily accessible store, there is no need to rely on cumbersome PST files.

Easy search and restore

You can store emails and documents in a way that makes them easy to search and restore to their original format.

Identify business issues

Identify legal risks and manage productivity through reports based on the business critical information held in your email archive.

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"GFI gave us the feature set that we were looking for at the greatest value by far. It is a cost-effective solution and it has saved us operational time."

Aaron Laskowski, Aegisoft

Online Demo

View this recording to discover how GFI Archiver can ease the burden on the Exchange Server while helping to solve IT pain points such as storage limits, problematic PST files, the need for email backups, access to old emails and regulatory compliance or eDiscovery requests.

View this webinar that discusses the importance of email archiving as email has now become a mission critical application for all businesses worldwide. While no one denies the importance of the medium, some might overlook the importance of email archiving. Learn more at this educational webinar.

Best practices:

Strategies for boosting your practice’s information immunity

Physicians know how to treat human-borne viruses but are often unprepared to deal with the ones disseminated by computers. These threats, which carry legal, financial and public relations consequences, must be managed effectively to protect your practice and its patients.

Email archiving:

There’s more to archiving than keeping copies of old emails

Email is the lifeblood of modern business, without which productivity and day-to-day communications soon break down. Incidents such as the failure of BlackBerry® maker RIM’s back-end systems which crippled millions of BlackBerry email smartphones serve as an easy reminder of just how important email is today.

Archiving technologies:

Email management, compliance, stubbing and journaling

Email archiving is no longer an option for organizations and the key to a successful implementation is choosing the right email archiving technology for that organization.

Going beyond Exchange 2010:

Why it pays to have a dedicated email archiving solution

Why do you need a dedicated email archiving solution? If you have migrated to Microsoft Exchange 2010, would the in-built archiving functionality not suffice? Offloading your email archiving needs to a dedicated, central repository not only results in improved server performance but provides the organization and its users with greater accessibility to email than ever before

GFI Archiver® - System requirements

System requirements: Hardware


  • Minimum: Intel Pentium or compatible - 2GHz 32 bit processor.
  • Recommended: x64 architecture-based server with Intel 64 architecture or AMD64 platform.


  • Minimum: 1GB RAM (dedicated to GFI Archiver)
  • Recommended: 3GB RAM (dedicated to GFI Archiver)

Physical storage:

  • Minimum: 400MB physical disk space (NTFS) for GFI Archiver installation. More space is required for the email databases.
  • Recommended: Server with 4 physical drives, with the ability to increase storage space on demand when required.

System requirements: Software

Supported operating systems (32-Bit):

  • Microsoft® Windows® SBS 2003
  • Windows 2003 Standard & Enterprise
  • Windows 2008 Standard & Enterprise

Supported operating systems (64-Bit):

  • Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows SBS 2011
  • Windows 2003 Standard & Enterprise
  • Windows 2008 Standard, Enterprise, Datacentre & Hyper-V® Environments
  • Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise & Hyper-V® Environments
  • Windows Server® 2012 Standard, Enterprise & Hyper-V® Environments

NOTE: The server on which GFI Archiver is installed needs to be a Domain Controller or connected to one.

Supported MailServers:

  • Microsoft Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010 (incl. service packs)
  • Other mail servers supporting IMAP (with journaling-like feature)
  • Office 365

Supported databases:

  • Microsoft SQL Server® 2005 or later. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express is highly recommended for organizations. Not included with GFI Archiver installation and is required to be installed as a separate process.
  • Firebird database – for evaluating organizations with less than 25 email users. This database is bundled and automatically configured by GFI Archiver.

Other required components:

GFI Archiver Outlook Connector/GFI Archiver Outlook® Addon system requirements

System requirements: Hardware


  • 1GHz processor or better


  • Minimum: 512MB RAM
  • Recommended: 2GB RAM

Physical storage:

  • 20MB physical disk space required for GFI Archiver Outlook Connector installation. More space is required for the email database
  • 20MB physical disk space required for GFI Archiver Outlook Addon installation.

System requirements: Software

Supported Microsoft Outlook versions:

  • Microsoft Outlook 2003 (including Service Packs 1, 2, 3 or 4)
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007 (including Service Packs 1 or 2)
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010

Supported operating systems:

GFI Archiver Outlook Connector/Addon can be installed on:

  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista®
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Other required components:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or later
  • HTTP port 80 (or HTTPS default port 443 for secure connections)