Like many other people in the IT industry, the owner of my company has walked up to me and said "We are suing our former employee, I want you to go through and print out his old/deleted/sent e-mails so we can dig up incriminating evidence on him".
The server is exchange 2000, the client is Outlook. If the user deleted the e-mails out of their inbox, sent items, and deleted items, is there a way to retreive the message? Assume message tracking and journaling haven't been turned on. If there's no way to do it, that's fine at least I'll know I've exausted every possibility and can tell him there's no way to do it.
Owners of companies seem to be under the impression that all e-mails are tracked by the system and anything can be retreived. I think that is not true unless journaling is turned on, and if it is turned on all the time for every mailbox, there would be a huge amount of disk space needed to keep all that info, do I have that right? I've never investigated enough to reply to that idea with any kind of authority.
Thanks for any advice