Using Email Archiving for Hosted Microsoft Exchange 2019

With Email Archiving, you can securely archive Microsoft Exchange 2019 accounts in accordance with legal data requirements.

Please Note

Email archiving does not support Microsoft Exchange 2013. To use email archiving, you can upgrade to Microsoft Exchange 2019. Alternatively, you can add your Microsoft Exchange 2013 mailbox as an external email mailbox to Email Archiving.

Archiving of Additional Mail Basic, Mail Business, and External Email Accounts

With Email Archiving, you can store emails from Mail Basic, Mail Business, and external email accounts in addition to Microsoft Exchange 2019 accounts.

Archiving Email and Microsoft Exchange 2019 Accounts That Are In Other Contracts

Email Archiving is a subscription that is contract-compatible. This means for you:

You can use Email Archiving for as many Microsoft Exchange 2019 accounts as you like, as well as for as many Mail Basic and Mail Business email accounts as you like, as long as they are within the same IONOS account.

If you set up a new Microsoft Exchange 2019 account after 29 March 2023 and use email archiving for it, the following data will be backed up in addition to your emails:

  • Contacts

  • Calendar

  • Tasks

Please Note

If you set up Email Archiving for a Microsoft Exchange 2019 account before 29 March 2023, you will not be able to back up contacts, calendars, and tasks for that account.

Searching for Emails Archived for a Microsoft Exchange 2019 Account

To search for emails archived for a Microsoft Exchange 2019 account, you need to select the corresponding archive of a Microsoft Exchange 2019 mailbox on the email overview page. Then you can search for the desired emails.

You can find more information here:

Using the Search Functions in the Email Archiving Tool

GDPR-Compliant Deletion of Emails

To delete GDPR-compliant emails that are in the archive for Microsoft Exchange 2019 accounts, you must invite a user for this archive and assign the role of data protection officer to this user.

For more information on how to delete emails in a GDPR-compliant manner, please see the following article:

Deleting Emails as Data Protection Officer

Certification According to IDW PS 880

Email Archiving is certified in accordance with IDW PS 880. It meets all legal compliance, security, and control requirements. This means that both the software development and the software from the customer's point of view meet the requirements of legal and manipulation security according to IDW PS 880. This auditing standard (PS) for auditing software products of the Institute of Public Auditors in Germany (IDW) has been valid since 2010.

You can find the certificate on the performance of a software audit here:

Software Certification According to IDW PS 880 IDW RS FAIT I