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Mailbox Folder Replication


The Mailbox Folder Replication feature continuously extracts folder and message meta-data from Microsoft Exchange mailboxes and submits this to the Mimecast platform.

Once a user’s mailbox has been successfully replicated they will be able to access their Mimecast archive in the same familiar, structured format as they use every day in their email client.


Reasons to use this feature

This feature has 2 primary uses:


During an Exchange server outage users will be able to use Mimecast applications to view the most recent snapshot of their mailbox with its folder structure allowing them to navigate through their folders and messages in a familiar way.


All folder and message meta-data extracted from an Exchange mailbox is kept for the same time period as your email data. So when a message or folder is deleted from an Exchange mailbox it is not deleted in the Mimecast platform.

This allows administrators the ability to manage Exchange storage confidently because users will be able to access deleted messages from their last known folder location using Mimecast applications.

Replicated Mailbox Items

By default Mailbox Folder Replication will replicate:

  • All folders of type IPF.Note
  • All messages of message class:
    • IPM.Note
    • IPM.Note.MimecastStub
  • Messages sent with the Personal or Private sensitivity option will not be replicated.

Configuring Mailbox Folder Replication

Mailbox Folder Replication requires the Mimecast Synchronization Engine, which is an application that needs to be installed and configured.

Use the checklist below to guide you through the process of installing and configuring the Mimecast Synchronization Engine, followed by configuring Mailbox Folder Replication.






Learn how to prepare for Mailbox Folder Replication and configure your environment.


Learn how to configure Mailbox Folder Replication


Learn how to monitor Mailbox Folder Replication

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