Version History - 4/14/2017 A complete re-write of MailKeeper. The previous versions were written in VB6. The new version was written in C# targetting the .NET 4.5 framework.

In addition to being able to archive email from Microsoft Outlook, you can now archive directly from Exchange using Exchange Web Services and from Gmail using the Gmail Services. The new options allow you to archive email from your Gmail account, from Office 365, from, or from an in-house Exchange Server.

3.0 - 3/31/2009 Fixed a bug in a variable that keeps track of the amount of data being backed up which was causing problems when backing up more than 2 gig of data.

Updated the MailKeeperHelper.exe application used to attempt to bypass the Outlook security prompts to support the latest versions of Outlook.

A new user interface with 3 color themes.

2.5 - 9/24/2004 This version introduces the new WN MailKeeper HTML file type as an optional message format. This new format uses a user-customizable HTML template file found in the application directory which can be used to make customized saved message templates. Templates are currently only supported for message items, but support for other items (such as Contacts, Calendar items, etc.) will be added in a future release.

Added built-in support to attempt to bypass the Outlook security prompt. This support is similar to the ClickYes software listed above, but may not work on all systems. If you are still having problems with the Outlook security prompt please download ClickYes from the link above in the FAQ article.

The creation of unique filenames has been changed to help file sorting order.

Fixed a bug that was causing problems when backing up more than 2gig of information.

2.4 - 8/26/2003 Added option (now the default) to delete items or attachments immediately after they are individually saved, rather than waiting until after all of the items or attachments in a backup to be saved.

The default setting of the "File time and date" option has been changed to "Item received/modified time and date".

Consecutive periods are replaced by single periods in filenames, and trailing periods are removed.

Modified file/folder length restrictions to avoid illegally long Windows paths.

Corrected an error allowing undefined date/time to be used for filenames and file modification date/time.

2.3.1 - 5/14/2003 Corrected an error that is caused when a subject line used to generate the filename for a saved item contains newline characters. Since these characters are not legal filename characters they are now removed.

Corrected an error that was caused when empty folders were being created.

2.3 - 11/27/2002 Error messages displayed during a backup or delete operation are written to a log file, if one is used.

Added "newer than" to selection criteria

Added recipient to selection criteria

Added recipient (first recipient only) to custom naming capability.

2.2 - 5/17/2002 Added Recursive extraction of attachments.

Changed how the handling of attachments is specified.

Truncation of names is simplified and more predictable.

Added check of recipients list for very long lists which may cause problems.

Altered naming options. Custom template is preserved when selecting a standard name.

Added Option to remove leading "RE:" and "FW:" from subject used in a filename (case insensitive).

Attachments are given unique names in the same way as items are.

Leading and trailing spaces are removed from filenames, and consecutive spaces in filenames are reduced to single spaces.

Log filename obeys length restrictions.

Log file is optional.

2.0.2 - 8/2/2001 Bug fix to correct problems when using WN MailKeeper with Outlook 97.

2.0.1 - Unreleased Test version sent to BETA testers to resolve Outlook 97 compatibility problems.

2.0 - 4/23/2001 A help file can be displayed from within the program.

The Select Folder dialog now sorts the items alphabetically, as in Outlook.

Items can now be saved as plain text or, if possible, HTML.

There is now an option to remove attachments from the saved items, the original Outlook items, or both.

There is now a "Delete items" command providing the same deletion capability as the optional deletion stage of the backup operation.

There is now a "Backup attachments" capability which will perform a backup analagous to the normal backup, but only saving the attachments. As with the normal backup, the attachments can be deleted from the items after they are saved.

There is now a "Delete attachments" command providing the same deletion capability as the optional deletion stage of the attachment backup operation described above.

There is now an option to set the modification time of saved item files to be the received time or last modification time of the Outlook item.

There is now an option to limit the length of file and folder names to the Windows maximum, to the maximum maximum allowed for CD, or to a user-specified limit.

When the naming template produces a file or folder name longer than the maximum, the program now uses a more balanced method of shortening the name, preventing the drastic truncation of the date that was seen previously.

Clicking on the Folder or Backup Location text boxes, now brings up the same dialogs as the Set Outlook Folder and Set Backup Location buttons, respectively.

Some confirmation dialogs now have "Don't show this" checkboxes allowing the corresponding confirmation options to be disabled.

The speed of deletion is improved for folders containing large numbers of items.

The Calculate Statistics operation now reports if there are no matches instead of just ending.

Added the ability to set the backup folder, location, and selection criteria from the command line.

1.2 - 9/13/2000 A log file is now written in the backup directory to detail the backup process.

The current folder, backup location, and selection criteria are now saved between sessions.

A Personal Edition is now available. This version is for single user use only, and can only backup information stored in Personal Folders. It will not backup anything in a Mailbox or Public Folder.

The folder selection tree control has been enhanced to provide better performance when browsing large folder structures, such as Exchange Public Folders. The tree is now built "on-the-fly" as folders are expanded. This enhanced control also allows for a future enhancement of the ability to select individual folders for backup from multiple mailboxes, personal folders, or Public Folders.

1.1 - 7/22/2000 Added an option to include or exclude items in any Deleted Items folder.

Added time remaining estimates to the backup and delete operations.

Improved file naming for dealing with filename length restrictions.

Updated Documentation

1.0.4 - 6/25/2000 Added enhanced error handling. Previously, a non-critical error during mail archival would present a dialog box which required you to click OK to continue. A new error dialog box is now being used for non-critical errors. By default, the box will close automatically after 10 seconds. Optionally, the program can be paused to record the error message or cancelled to end the application. This allows large mail stores to be archived without having to wait by the computer during the entire process.

Corrected an error that would occur if Outlook was not running when WN MailKeeper was started and the Cancel button was selected when prompted for the Outlook profile.

1.0.3 - 6/20/2000 Moved from the VB installer to the WISE installer to correct some problems with the VB installer under Windows 2000.

Added version checking to the application. You can now check for a new version directly within the application.

Utilized the Outlook select folder list instead of a custom-built tree control. This speeds the process in selecting a folder and also allow the archiving of information in Public Folders.

1.0.2 - Unreleased In-house testing version only.

1.0.1 - 6/16/2000 Corrected a problem in anticipation of the need to archive to CD-ROM. The Joliet file system (which supports log filenames on CD's) has a maximum filename length of 65 characters. The software will now truncate filenames to a maximum of 65 characters. Also, the Joliet file system cannot contain a semi-colon in the filename, although it is allowed in Windows. So, those characters have been added to the list of invalid filesystem characters to remove from a filename.

Updated the documenation to include instructions for adding additional Mailboxes or Personal Folders Files (PST files) to your profile so that information may be archived.

1.0 - 6/12/2000 Initial release to elicit customer feedback.