Email Metadata

Definition(s)

  • Data stored in an email about the email. Often this data is not even viewable in email client application used to create the email. The amount of email metadata available for a particular email varies greatly depending on the email system. Contrast with file system metadata and document metadata.  1  2
  • Data stored in an email about the email. Often this data is not even viewable in email client application used to create the email. The amount of email metadata available for a particular email varies greatly depending on the email system. Example: Subject, Sent Date, To, Attachment, etc.

Notes

  1. Fios, E-Discovery Glossaryhttp://discoveryresources.org/01_electronic_discovery_glossary.html 
  2. RSI, Glossary.