|Title|| Preserving MS Outlook (.msg) E-mails with Attachments
|Detailed description|| When preserving complex electronic objects such as emails with attachments (MS Word, Excel etc) it is necessary to:
1. Identify the constituent parts of the email (the record)
2. Extract the attachments for preservation purposes
3. Harvest any required metadata from the attachments
4. Link the attachments back to the parent object (within the Digital Repository)
5. Ensure that the de-constructed parts retain the original data objects "recordness"
|Issue champion|| Larry Murray
| Other interested parties
||Any other parties who are also interested in applying Issue Solutions to their Datasets|
|Possible Solution approaches|| An initial suggestion is to use a commercially available product (e.g. File Investigator from Forensic Innovations) to examine the content of the .msg file.
The FIDO Project may also be of benefit - further investigation required.
|Context|| Details of the institutional context to the Issue. (May be expanded at a later date)
|Lessons Learned|| Notes on Lessons Learned from tackling this Issue that might be useful to inform digital preservation best practice
|Datasets|| PRONI Digital Preservation Project
|Solutions|| Preserving MS Outlook (.msg) E-mails with Attachments - Solution
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