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I am using Exchange, but I am looking for a good way to create an e-mail archive. I would like to be able to search through my own files.

It seems that automatically placing all deleted e-mail in an Archive folder would be a good solution. Gmail does this wonderfully.

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Commercial products like Symantec Enterprise Vault and competitors can do exactly this. What's your budget?

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If you want a server side solution, then products like Enterprise Vault are the way to go. –  iPaulo Jun 16 '11 at 22:10
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Outlook comes with an AutoArchive function which allows rules to be set up for moving files to an archive PST. You can set up a default and then override per folder if you want.

You can use the windows indexing/search functionality or there are quite a few 3rd party ones that will do Outlook and PSTs e.g. Lookeen

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I am looking for a server-side solution, I currently already have like 10 backup PST files totalling 5GB because of reinstalls, it's worthless. –  ujjain Jun 16 '11 at 16:56
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