We all know about the Enterprise Vault Custom Filtering options available within the product. There is often a reported performance drop in archiving when these are used, and, of course, the way to build and test these particular filters is not very intuitive or user friendly.
So what other options are there?
Well in Exchange 2007 and higher you can use Journal Rules to enable journaling for particular users, groups, or whether the mail is internal or external. No filtering is needed in Enterprise Vault. Let's see how:
Journal Rules - Overview
The idea of journal rules is that they allow you to configure how Exchange determines with a journal report should be sent to a journal mailbox.
Specific Rule - Example
Let's see we want to journal just one user. This example is with Exchange 2010. Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 allow rules to be created in the same way, whereas Exchange 2013 is a little...