Email is the lifeblood of any organization; as data is transmitted so is the ability to capture it as evidence. With any email processing there are a simple few rules to follow that allow you to get the maximum amount of data. First, always keep the data in the original structure if possible. Not all email archives keep all the data in a single file, they spread it out over a directory structure, so maintaining that structure can be crucial to being able to process that archive. Second, don’t run other repair functions prior to processing as this can cause your mail archives to become corrupt.
With Paraben’s E3 Platform you can process a variety of email archives. The flexible licensing allows you to pick exactly what you need with the email capabilities. E3:Universal and E3:P2C allow the processing of both network level email archives or mailstores as well as local level email archives and mailstores. E3:EMX is limited to only local email storage and E3:NEMX can process network level storage. One of the unique functions found in all of the E3 platforms in regards to email is the ability to process corrupted data and repair that data for processing. This is particularly common with network email that is restored from backup tapes. E3 can also recover deleted data from email archives that has been removed from the recycling bin. This allows for the maximum processing of the information. Processing options include deduplication and exporting to new mail archives such as PST or EML files.