Archiving in Kerio Connect

Kerio Connect can archive messages on a local hard drive or to a remote email address.

You can archive:

Message type Description
Local messages Messages sent by a local sender to local recipient
Incoming messages Messages sent by a remote sender to local recipient
Outgoing messages Messages sent by a local sender to remote recipient
Relayed messages Messages sent by a remote sender to remote recipient

If you later need an old or deleted message, you can recover it by using email recovery.

Archiving saves messages sent and received by a user after archiving is enabled. To save older messages, use the backup feature. Also use backups to store additional data (configuration, licenses, SSLSecure Sockets Layer - A protocol that ensures integral and secure communication between networks. certificates, etc.).

For information on archiving other types of communications, see:

Configuring archiving

You can archive the whole server to a local hard drive and a remote email address.


Archiving to network drives is not supported.

In Kerio Connect 9.1 and newer, you can also archive each domain separately to a remote email address.

Assigning administrator rights to view archive folders

By default, only the administrator of the primary domain can view archive folders. However, they can also assign the rights to other users.


Because all users' messages are archived, only trusted users should have access to the archive folders.

  1. In the administration interface, go to Accounts > Users.
  2. Double-click a trusted user and go to the Rights tab.
  3. Select the Public folders option.
  4. Click OK.

Viewing archive folders

Whenever an archive folder is available to be viewed, it is automatically displayed in the Kerio Connect Client of users with appropriate access rights.