Email Archiving & Records Mgmt White Paper
As email usage continues to grow in volume and importance, users are
building large message repositories. These repositories contain a lot of
valuable information that is important to both the individual and the
organization as a whole. As a result, email archiving technology is
evolving to help manage message stores.
Email archiving can be compared to an established discipline, that of records management. Records management traditionally deals with paper-based records, managing them throughout their lifecycle, from creation through long-term storage and ultimately destruction. We believe that many records management concepts will be applied to email archiving, thus the focus of this paper is on email archiving and records management (ARM).