Re: Should I be concerned about deleted e-mails???
Posted by Nuclear Dude on March 28, 1997 at 14:34:18:
In Reply to: Should I be concerned about deleted e-mails??? posted by Another Jeff on March 28, 1997 at 10:38:31:
: A while back this pencil neck geek computer whizbanger told me that deleted files
: (programs, spreadsheets, WP documents) weren't really deleted as in gone. The space
: they occupied was now available for any thing new but if nothing new was written over
: it, a good computer guy could restore them. Is it the same with deleted e-mail?
: Probably not a concern for the average user, but for source and list guys in the biz,
: could this be a problem if they really wanted to take your customers and friends down?
: Hope this isn't a stupid question- just wondering.
Yes you should be concernd! If you delete and need to recover data, ANY data, go to the
DOS prompt and type undelete. There you will see ALL of your previously "deleted" files with
a listing of how "intact" the files are (excellent, poor etc). If you e-mail messages are excellent
then recovery is no problem. What you need is Norton Utiliites to Wipe disk. This is what the Gov. uses
to completely remove any trace of a file. I know I've been there!!!
- YIKES!- YOU GUYS THAT E-MAIL BETTER READ ESP IF YOURE IN THE BIZ Another Jeff 15:36:51 3/28/97