As an email service provider, we are constantly asked by business owners to retrieve email messages received or sent by specific employees last month, last year, or many years ago. The reasons are numerous and include:
- Contractual disputes requiring proof of exactly what was said, and by whom
- Inappropriate employee behavior requiring proof of what was said or done
- Accusations of harassment requiring exact copies of the messages in question for analysis
- Important business information or data that may have been sent and subsequently lost or deleted and now needs to be retrieved
It’s a good hypothetical to consider: what would happen if your organization suddenly needed copies of all email correspondences between two people from, say, two years ago?
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