Standard message-only journaling simply delivers a copy of a message flagged for archival to a designated journal mailbox. Envelope journaling instead delivers archival messages using an envelope message containing a journal report with the original message as an attachment.
In order to enable standard journaling please read Enable Journaling in Exchange 2000/2003.
Envelope Journaling is available in Exchange 2000 Service Pack 3 and Exchange 2003 Service Pack 1 and later. Exchange Envelope Journaling is used to capture all the available RFC2821 and RFC2822 recipients, including CC and BCC recipients that were configured on an email message. It also captures members of a distribution group expansion and it captures reports that include delivery receipts, NDRs, read receipts, and out-of-office notifications.
Envelope journaling enables you to archive the following information to specified journal mailboxes:
It‘s easy to see the difference between the two:
This is a journaled message – see how it looks exactly like the original message, but it lacks all the additional protocol information:
This is a journaled message AFTER you‘ve enabled envelope journaling – the original message is added as an attachment, and the journal have additional information showing:
You can enable Envelope Journaling by using one of these methods:
First, if you do not have them already, obtain the Windows 2003 SP1 Support Tools and install them on your server.
Download the Windows 2003 SP1 Support Tools (5.2mb)
To enable Envelope Journaling using the ADSI editor, follow these steps:
Download the Exejcfg.exe tool from this link:
Microsoft Exchange Server Email Journaling Advanced Configuration
Unzip the Exejcfg.exe tool to a directory of your choice.
Open a command prompt and navigate to the directory in which you installed Exejcfg.exe.
Type the following command to enable envelope journaling:
Note: In order to disable envelope journaling use the -d switch.
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