Grandpa's Mail Archiver
May 21, 2020

Grandpa's Mail Archiver

Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MailMeter

We use MailMeter to archive our company's email activities. We use mail archiving for several purposes:
  • HR often has needs to review emails to and from an employee.
  • We use MailMeter to service any eDiscovery requests.
  • IT Department can quickly and easily restore email to an inbox.
  • The program is a beast and continues to chug away at emails.
  • The interface is simple and doesn't require reading a manual to understand.
  • MailMeter works fully with all versions of Exchange, including Office 365.
  • Due to its nature, MailMeter's storage of data files will continue to grow as time goes on. Plan accordingly!
  • Like the data files, the MailMeter SQL database becomes huge over time - Plan accordingly!
  • We have been through several versions of this program, and at times mail journal processing has stopped causing problems with mail flow.
  • This product has done a bang up job in providing quick access to historical email content. The amount of time saved, including instant verification of email transactions, make this product worth the yearly license.
  • As a result of hosting our mail archive onsite, we have had to spend large amounts of our total pool on disk space, cutting down on overall ROI.
  • MailMeter does not require hefty Virtual Machine resources, which allows us to allocate resources towards other servers.
Probably an unfair comparison, but Mimecast has some interesting features that MailMeter does not. First, Mimecast is cloud, MailMeter is on-premise. Mimecast has all the same eDiscovery features that MailMeter has, however is also able to offer seamless archive stubbing into Outlook. Since you don't have to suck up resources on your local network, you easily save money spent on disk/compute resources.
Of the few times I've dealt with support, I felt like the people who were on the other end couldn't help me. Latest instance was with resolving a license renewal issue, they had to connect me to someone in Ireland and were on a tight schedule to help me during their shift. Come to find that I could not renew a license because their license server was down. In all it wasn't a good support experience, however unfortunately par for the course.

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If you are looking for an onsite solution, MailMeter does the job. Like any program, you will have problems on occasion, however the product is fairly stable. In my opinion, mail archiving is a service that's more suited towards cloud-based services rather than on premise. Much like a spam filter that runs on a Windows server, this product feels like it's from a bygone era.