Messages can be purged after a configurable retention period from the active message database. It is also possible to configure which data messages should be archived in the BOX archive during this operation. The archiving tables are separated from the message warehouse of the live messages, but the data can be retrieved from the Web browser in the same manner as live messages and archived messages can be moved back to the life database for further processing.
In addition to the BOX archive, messages can be exported to external archiving systems which may typically be the case for long term archiving. A generic interface to such archiving systems is provided which exports the data to be inserted in the long-term archive in a configurable manner into files.