E-Mail Forensic (Recovery & Analysis)


Emails play a pivotal role in the landscape of business communications. However, the downside lies in the potential for criminals to disclose crucial company information through this medium. Consequently, the significance of emails in digital forensics has grown in recent years. Emails often stand as vital pieces of evidence in a wide array of legal cases today. Unfortunately, they are susceptible to intentional deletion or accidental removal by users. In the field of digital forensics, emails are recognized as pivotal evidence, and the analysis of email headers has gained prominence as a means of gathering evidence during forensic investigations. Through digital forensics, emails can be recovered from hard drives, source files stored on systems, or email servers.

Email forensics involves a comprehensive examination of the source and content of email messages, identifying the sender and receiver, and documenting the date and time of the email. Additionally, this process analyzes all entities involved in the communication. Furthermore, email forensics plays a crucial role in reconstructing the forensics of both client and server systems suspected in email forgery incidents.
Some of the techniques which are used for email forensic investigation are

  • Header Analysis
  • Server investigation
  • Network Device Investigation
  • Sender Mailer Fingerprints
  • Software Embedded Identifiers