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Outlook IMAP E-Mail Backup

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How do you solve the securing of the IMAP email accounts on your client?
I know the emails are secured on the Mail Server but I want to secure the accounts (mail calender contacts!!!) from accidentally get deleted by malignant external intervention.

Does Acronis have a product that offers a solution here or does someone have a different solution like an automated .OST -> .PST backup?

Deleting the registry: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\BackupRestore\FilesNotToSnapshot\OutlookOST

so that at least that this file is secured is not a frequent solution, since this entry is overwritten in terms of time


Wie sichert ihr eure IMAP Email Konten, neben den Mails auch vor allem Kontakte und Kalender. Ich weiss die Mails sind auf dem Mailserver gesichert aber das hindert nicht gegen unbeabsichtigtes löschen oder gar böswilligen löschen bei kompromittierten Konten.

Hat Acronis ein Produkt welches hier eine Lösung bietet oder hat jemand einen anderen Lösungsweg wie eine automatisierte OST -> PST Sicherung? 

In der Registry die: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\BackupRestore\FilesNotToSnapshot\OutlookOST

zu löschen damit diese Datei gesichert wird ist keine befriedigende Lösung, da dieser Eintrag ztw überschrieben wird.


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Hi Christian! 

Thanks for your comment.

Acronis Cyber Protect 15 provides several features that can help you secure your IMAP email accounts on your client. Firstly, you can use the backup feature to create regular backups of your email accounts, which will allow you to restore them if they are accidentally deleted or compromised by an external threat. Additionally, you can use the Active Protection feature, which provides real-time protection against malware and other threats, including those that could affect your email accounts (please refer to:… 

Regarding the automated .OST -> .PST backup, Acronis Cyber Protect 15 on-premise does not offer this feature specifically. However, you may be able to use the backup feature to accomplish this task. You can create a backup plan for files and folders and add those .OST/.PST's there (As a workaround you can disable the VSS in the backup plan so the agent doesn't need to lock the file).

You can perform the backup of the entire machine as well and recover the folders where the files are located.

Hope this helps!

Feel free to contact our support line we will gladly help you:

Thanks in advance.