I was in IT for 32 years. Some of this is pointless. Big picture: Emails aren’t on just one disk; they’re on servers. (That’s how the Internet works: anything sent is copied from one computer to another.) .Companies can’t survive if they don’t back up everything, including employees’ emails (whether the employees know or not). Why? All kinds of reasons, but the first that comes to mind would be if a sales rep sent a significant quote to a customer, but loses his/her PC later..They’re required to do this. The company I retired from kept our emails in I think 3 different cities (at least 2), in case of disasters, all without us doing any more than simply typing and sending those emails. I’m pretty sure old, deleted emails have to be kept too..I’m sure govt agencies have similar requirements, and I think I heard a mention of this. You need access to at least Lois’s PC, a couple servers, and btw, the PC’s she sent emails to. If anybody asked the techies at IRS about that, there’s no way they would NOT have warned them, this is a ridiculous lie to try to spread..We’re being lied to, plain and simple.