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Eldin Rammell

Hi Jane Marie,

I’m not sure if the query is looking for how to ensure the long-term archiving/retention of emails for x years, or whether it is simply how emails should be filed/integrated into the TMF. Archiving means actions taken to ensure the long-term safety, security and integrity of records so not sure how this would necessarily be different for emails, other than maybe different file formats. Only reason I’m asking is that the question is posted in the “archiving” forum.

Having said that, just to let you know that there is a TMF Reference Model sub-team looking specifically at best practice for the management of electronic mail, including the long-term preservation of email records. Shouldn’t be too long before they have something available for us!