Originally Posted by repo
No it won't
Did you consider the laws on privacy ?
Today a lot of U.S. companies (and all U.S. educational facilities) are required by law to archive e-mail. The length of time varies depending on the retention policy of the organization. I know here in Georgia schools are required to retain e-mail for 7 years if they do not have their own retention policy since that is what the GaDOE retention policy states.
I would be careful not to archive e-mail if I didn't have to, and would not archive it for any longer than I had to since it could end up in court.
If you have to archive e-mail, I'd recommend you take a look at MailArchiva
, there is a free open source version and a paid version that adds a few nice features. You will have to host your own e-mail, but if you're looking at that already this might be just what you're looking for.