Investing in Email Archiving is money well spent, should any lawsuits appear. There’s no statute of limitations regarding how far back a company will have to search its email archives. Restoring this data from backup can prove very expensive and in many cases impossible if the backup is damaged/corrupted and in many cases incomplete. Every business needs an email archiving system that provides access to historical data and provides searchable indexing. Government, healthcare-related businesses and financial institutions have strict requirements in place regarding storage and retention of documents, including email. As an example of email’s admissibility in courts of law, the majority of instances where the contents of an email will be used as evidence are those dealing with civil litigation. In the UK, for example, the appropriate legal system for civil litigation is defined by the Civil Evidence Act 1995, which states that any ‘statement contained in a document’ – and this will include statements in e-mails – is hereby shown to be admissible as evidence into a UK civil court.