Thursday, June 16, 2005

Archiving all your e-mail is not records management

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Just attended the INBOX Messaging Conference a couple of weeks ago and I have e-mail archiving on the brain. Quite a few vendors and some lawyers having been espousing the practice of saving all e-mails, just in case, and I see quite a few frustrated, confused users buying into the concept that if you save everything you don’t have to worry about your users or employees “screwing things up.”

I thought the whole point of a records management policy was to insure that everything necessary to comply with regulations was saved and almost everything else discarded to avert fishing expeditions.

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