Attachment

Definition(s)

  • Any file type associated with or attached to an e-mail.
  • A memorandum, letter, spreadsheet, or any other electronic document appended to another document or email.
  • Files attached to mail message (or sometimes embedded into mail message).
  • An enclosure to a transmittal letter or an exhibit to a primary document.
  • Any electronic document appended to another document, typically email.
  • An attachment is a record or file associated with another record for the purpose of storage or transfer. There may be multiple attachments associated with a single “parent” or “master” record. The attachments and associated record may be managed and processed as a single unit. In common use, this term refers to a file (or files) associated with an e-mail for transfer and storage as a single message unit. Because in certain circumstances the context of the attachment—for example, the parent e-mail and its associated metadata—can be important, an organization should consider whether its policy should authorize or restrict the disassociation of attachments from their parent records.

Notes

  1. RenewData, Glossary (10/5/2005).
  2. Fios, E-Discovery Glossaryhttp://discoveryresources.org/01_electronic_discovery_glossary.html 
  3. RSI, Glossary.
  4. Ibis Consulting, Glossary.
  5. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  6. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  7. Kroll Ontrack, Glossary of Termshttp://www.krollontrack.com/glossaryterms