Understanding How E-Mail Works


This month’s column begins a series on understanding e-mail that’s geared to the not-too-technical reader. My goal is to instill the “e-mail is a database” mindset that will help you meet the challenges of collecting, searching, reviewing and producing e-mail in electronic discovery.

via Traffic Jam.

This is an article by Craig Ball for Law Technology News.

PART 2 can be found here. Did you know that an e-mail message is a “report?”

It’s generated by an invisible query and built of select fields of information culled from a complex dataset, then presented to you in an arrangement determined by your e-mail client’s capabilities and user settings.