The FTGateArchive utility is a Windows application that gives searchable access to all the messages in the archive.

In addition the archive tool can be used to search messages that have been moved to offline storage, e.g. a DVD drive.

Starting FTGateArchive

FTGateArchive can either be started by using the Start Menu option in Windows or by locating the FTGateArchive.exe file in the FTGate program folder on the server.

The application can also be run on a desktop machine by copying the executable program to the required machine.

Configuring FTGateArchive

The archive utility is configured by selecting Tools/Options from the FTGateArchive menu and selecting the appropriate paths:

  • Location of Archive Files
    This is either the archive folder for FTGate or the backup medium location.
    e.g. c:spoolarchive or d:

  • Location of Spool/Inbox
    This is the location of the Spool/Inbox folder on the FTGate server. In order to forward messages from the archive you will need to specify this directory and make sure that you have write/create privileges on the server. If using a share to access this folder then ensure that the share has the correct privileges.

Accessing an Archive

After starting an configuring FTGateArchive it is possible to search the archive for specific data or view all the data.


To search for a specific message or group of messages enter the data or part of the data you wish to search for.

For example:

  • To find all messages to/from fred@domain.com you would enter fred@domain.com in both the From and To fields, select Apply Filter, select Match Any, then click Refresh.

  • To find all the messages to/from all users at domain.com you would enter domain.com in both the From and To fields, select Apply Filter, select Match Any, then click Refresh.

  • To find messages from fred@domain.com to any user at domain.com you would enter fred@domain.com in the From field, domain.com in the To field, select Apply Filter, Select Match All, then click Refresh.

Archive Actions

FTGateArchive permits the selection of one or more messages. It is then possible to take the following actions with a right mouse click on the selected items:

  • Copy to clipboard

  • View the source text of message

  • Forward the message to a specific address bypassing all FTGate filters

  • Save the message to a .eml file that can be opened by Outlook Express or other applications.