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Email is, or should be, forever. | 189 comments | Create New Account
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Email is, or should be, forever.
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 30 2012 @ 05:13 PM EDT
There is an obvious problem with using e-mail as proof. They can easily be
faked.

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Email is, or should be, forever.
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 30 2012 @ 05:21 PM EDT
I think you are wrong. It is not really possible to keep every electronic
communication one has sent or received and be certain they are in pristine
condition and not edited or changed or lost.
Do you keep all your post-it notes?

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Your last statement is the key
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 30 2012 @ 06:25 PM EDT
Most companies are constantly involved in criminal activity and they do not want
records. That is why they routinely destroy email.

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Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 30 2012 @ 07:12 PM EDT
Something that's puzzled me for a while is all these photocopies
of printouts of emails going into court on the sayso of some attorney.
I don't recollect ever seeing one that had any of the identifying headers
that we who deal with the tech side of email know about. It is almost
impossible to get an intelligible display from an Outlook client showing
the headers -and- body text, and as for printing it... If the sender and
receiver are both subscribers to the same MS Exchange server it may
be impossible to show headers (p'raps there aren't any?).

I know companies don't have to have a reason for email shredding,
but did yours offer one? A place I once worked at "educated" people
to do their own disposal because they found too many "full" mailboxes
with next to nothing in, and a 2GB Deleted Items folder. Add to that some
wierd hardware that took ~12 hours to add new disk space to the MS OS

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