If you knew your "smoking gun" was in an email account, what would you do? You cannot login to the account and forward it as there's no defensible way of proving you didn't alter the information within the email. You can't login and print the email because who's to say you didn't copy, paste and edit that document in a word processing program or even a graphics program before printing it? What if you need the timestamp that shows when the file was last accessed? If you even login to the email you risk spoliation of evidence.
You're probably thinking "who knew email could be so difficult?"
It doesn't have to be. Call New Jersey Legal today to find out what our email forensics experts can do for you and your email evidence. It's imperative you don't attempt to open or view the emails yourself as you risk jeopardizing your evidence. At New Jersey Legal we strictly adhere to standard operating procedures, ensuring no evidence is changed, damaged or otherwise compromised. We can work with all forms of email files and accounts, including AOL, Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Thunderbird, Entourage, Apple's Mail.app, Apple's MobileMe as well as corporate email running on Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino, Novell GroupWise and more. Most importantly to your case, by allowing a third party to work with the data, you're establishing and maintaining a defensible chain of custody so your "smoking gun" will remain smoking.