Journaling is the process that allows Mimecast to retrieve internal emails from our customers, to provide a full archive of both internal and external emails.
Mimecast monitors the Journal connections to all of our customers to ensure that the Journaling process is running smoothly. There are certain instances where the Journaling process may fail, and this section is designed to assist in troubleshooting these Journaling issues.
Failure to extract messages from a Journal mailbox can have a severe impact on the internal environment’s information store, and on the performance of the mail server, and should be investigated immediately. Prompt resolution of Journaling issues ensures that Mimecast can continue to successfully archive internal messages.
It is important to ensure that the Mimecast IP Ranges are permitted to communicate with your network in order for Journaling connections to be successful.
When attempting to resolve a journal issue, an Administrator should always initially confirm whether any changes have been made to the infrastructure or devices, or if there are any known issues that may prevent the successful extraction of Journal information between the remote infrastructure and Mimecast.
For more information on extracting internal emails encrypted with SMIME, please see the Configure Journaling with SMIME article.
Viewing your Journal Connectors
To view the status and test your journal connectors, navigate to Administration | Services | Journaling. A list of all the configured journal connectors is displayed:
The following information is provided:
|Description||Name of the Journal Connector|
|Enabled||Displays whether the service is enabled or disabled|
|Journal Email Address||The email address of the journal mailbox|
|Hostname / IP||The Hostname or IP address of the mail server where the journal mailbox is hosted|
|Transport||Journaling can either be configured to use POP3 or SMTP|
|Type||Standard Emails or Exchange Envelope Journaling (EEJ)|
|Processing Queue||Displays the current number of emails in the processing queue|
|POP3 Mailbox Queue||Displays the number of emails in the POP journal mailbox at the time of the last logout|
|Service Status||Shows the current status of the journal connector i.e. running, awaiting initial run or error|
For more information about configuring your Journal connector, please see the Journaling article.
If using POP3 Journaling, Administrators can also test the journal process of emails by opening the journal connector and clicking on the Test Journal Extraction button.