Reply to post: Re: How is this different from private business?

Hillary Clinton draws flak for using personal email at State Dept

Paul Crawford Silver badge

Re: How is this different from private business?

The difference is that folk should use TWO emails! (In fact 3+)

The first one for official business and that is subject to discovery. Of course, depending on the data retention rules and any legislation that forces that period.

The second one is your personal email account that you use for chatting to friends, ordering stuff from Amazon, arranging a hot date, etc... Since this is not used officially (and you are not dumb enough to do so and have a client's email reveal this so it IS then subject to discovery) you don't need to worry much. If it is not using the corporate servers, they don't have to touch it at all.

The 3+ ones are for spam accounts, like sites that ask for email to download articles, etc. You can more or less set that to self-delete after a day or two once you have the access you needed.

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