Just to be clear, the question is not about accessing archives of emails, but finding email related files mixed into a file archive "randomly" with lots and lots of other files; which is to say, right now my focus is on finding the files, then I'll figure out what to do with them.
Ways I've thought of so far are:
- Searching the ascii text of a file for "from", then manually review the results,
- Create a list of all possible email clients during the date range of files present, then create a list of known extension for those clients, search for those extensions, and manually review the results,
- I don't know, seems like there might be a much easier way to do this, which is why I'm asking.