New updates and improvements to Forensic Email Collector


    FEC Release

    ✔️Improvements to handling email and Drive folder names with special characters.



    FEC Release

    ✔️Fixed an issue where the license maintenance end date may not be detected correctly during an automatic update check within FEC.



    FEC Release

    ✔️Improvements to the embedded modern authentication view when working in portable mode.

    ✔️Better handling of unexpected Drive API responses when listing shared Drives for a user.




    FEC Release

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    🔥Direct Drive Acquisitions — FEC can now target Google Drive directly (as opposed to targeting Drive Attachments of emails only) and acquire Drive items and revisions. Shared Drives are also supported. The Drive data set can be narrowed down using In-place Search.

    🔥Embedded modern authentication view for Yahoo / AOL, M365, and Microsoft personal accounts.

    🔥Added support for Local Google Takeout acquisitions.

    🔥Local Vault Export Workflow now provides an Explore Mailboxes option to configure batch acquisitions.

    ✔️Added Differential Acquisition support for Direct Drive acquisitions.

    ✔️Added support for Errors.csv in Local Vault Export acquisitions.

    ✔️Improved handling of duplicate labels in Local Vault Export acquisitions.

    ✔️It is now possible to search and filter folders in FEC's folder tree view.

    ✔️Hidden folders are now displayed with a different icon. It is possible to deselect all hidden folders through the right-click context menu in folder tree view.

    ✔️Added an option to check Inline Search syntax without using the sandbox.

    ✔️Added options for light and dark mode user interface.

    ✔️Improvements to Gmail API throttling mitigation in response to recent API changes.

    ✔️Improvements to the help bubbles in FEC's user interface.

    ✔️Some of the user interface elements have been moved to a side panel.

    ✔️Switched from stack-based navigation to linear navigation during acquisition setup.

    ✔️Importing a Remote Authenticator token now populates the target email address if unpopulated.

    ✔️Numerous other performance and user experience improvements.


    FEC Release

    This is a maintenance release before the upcoming major FEC update:

    ✔️Added compatibility for recent Gmail API changes.



    FEC Release

    ✔️Added support for Chats included in Gmail Vault exports.

    ✔️Local Vault Export error logs now include greater detail.

    ✔️Fixed an issue that can prevent Graph API acquisitions from starting on some systems.

    ✔️FEC now normalizes the target email address when locating Mbox files for the target during Local Vault Export processing.



    FEC Release

    ✔️Improved handling of Mbox files with structural issues.



    FEC Release

    ✔️Hardening of the Local Vault Export acquisition workflow against potential inconsistencies in the input data from Vault.


    FEC Release

    🔥Local Vault exports—including hyperlinked Drive attachments—are now supported as an additional provider type. FEC provides the option to package Drive attachments as well as the usual EML, MSG, PST output options when targeting Vault exports.

    ✔️Added the option to normalize accented characters during Inline Search.

    ✔️API credentials for modern authentication against Yahoo and AOL are now stored separately. In other words, it is now possible to have saved API credentials for both Yahoo and AOL at the same time.

    ✔️Reduced memory pressure during post-acquisition PST creation from MIME output.

    ✔️Improvements to post-acquisition PST creation for Gmail API acquisitions.

    ✔️Setting up a custom Exchange acquisition that targets M365 now automatically selects OAuth as the authentication option.

    ✔️Numerous other performance and user experience improvements.



    FEC Release

    ✔️Added compatibility for recent Graph API changes.