Tracing back deleted emails

Posted on 2009-04-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi All,

             This is the scenario:A person has got the company A's  mail-id by some crooked ways.Now he has sent a mail to some other company and he deleted the mail.Now after two months the company/employees came to know what has happened.Now if they want to retrieve the specific mail that has been sent from one mai-ld to another mail id.We know the maild_id's also(sending mail-id and receiving mail-id).Now what is the process that has to followed ,if the company does not do the back up of mails

Question by:Mahidhar_Reddy
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    When tracking down e-mails these are kept wihtin the logs on the mail servers, but this will be the basic details only (from, to, subject mail id etc).

    If you want to view the e-mail you will have to recover the e-mail from the server, alternatively check the source or destination computer to see if it is the deleted mail box.

    If this is not available then there is little you can do, e-mail servers should be backed up for this reason!

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