Email backup before and after processing


Use this option for troubleshooting purposes only.

1. Launch the GFI MailEssentials Switchboard from Start > Programs > GFI MailEssentials > Switchboard and select Troubleshooting  tab.

The GFI MailEssentials Switchboard: Troubleshooting

2. Select/unselect Keep a copy of every email before and after email processing checkbox to store a copy of each email processed.

All emails are stored in the following locations:

  • <GFI MailEssentials installation path>\GFI\MailEssentials\AntiSpam\SourceArchives\
  • <GFI MailEssentials installation path>\GFI\MailEssentials\EmailSecurity\SourceArchives\


Some services are temporarily stopped while performing this operation. This may affect mail flow and/or email scanning.

3. Click OK.

4. In the Service Restart Required dialog, click Yes to restart services.

5. Click OK.