Email has become today's most mission-critical communication channel. Each and every day, 800 million business users worldwide use email during the course of their work day and about 80 percent of a company's intellectual property passes though its email server. Email is a vital component of both internal communication between employees and external communication with customers and business partners. It has become such an integral part of normal day-to-day business operations that most companies simply cannot function without it: when email stops, your ability to conduct business also stops.
Email archiving is emerging as a critical new IT application for managing email. For legal discovery, storage management, and regulatory compliance, email archiving provides important benefits that cannot be achieved with native email applications. The purpose of this “Email Archiving 101” paper is to provide a basic introduction to email archiving and explain how it benefits management of the email application server. The leading enterprise email application is Microsoft® Exchange Server, and this paper is geared toward this application; however, the principles discussed apply to all messaging applications.
This white paper will present an improved approach to legal discovery for Microsoft® Exchange systems provided by Mimosa Systems. Unlike existing methods for legal discovery of Exchange Server data, Mimosa’s approach delivers major advances in performance and granularity of information. To begin this paper, we will review the industry forces that are driving the need to manage email for legal discovery, followed by a discussion of the market-leading enterprise messaging application—Microsoft Exchange Server and the challenges it presents for legal discovery.