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Prof. Wael Badawy
Department of Computing and Information Systems Umm Al Qura University, Canada
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IJCTE 2018 Vol.10(3): 93-96 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2018.V10.1205

Analysis of Storage Regarding Different Electronic Mail Client Application

Ying Zhang and Feng Gao
Abstract—With the development of internet technology, electronic mail (abbreviate as email) has been used widely as a communication tool and thus aroused great attentions of forensic investigators. In this situation email client, which is in the category of groupware environments [1], is popular because it helps users access and manage mails conveniently. Nevertheless most users utilize special email tools directly instead of focusing on the data structure and principle of email clients. In this paper we are going to analyze the storage of electronic mail regarding various popular client applications, including Outlook Express, Outlook, Foxmail, Windows live mail and Mozilla Thunderbird. It aims to discuss the default location of data file, the concrete approach that how emails are stored, data structure of storage files, as well as related configured files. In addition storage files of email clients with different versions or under various operation system would be discussed in this paper.

Index Terms—E-mail clients, storage, pst, .dbx.

Ying Zhang and Feng Gao are with the Third Research Institute of Ministry of Public Security, Shanghai 201204 China (e-mail: zhangying@stars.org.cn, gaofeng@stars.org.cn).


Cite:Ying Zhang and Feng Gao, "Analysis of Storage Regarding Different Electronic Mail Client Application," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 93-96, 2018.

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