Hi, Before I ask I would like someone to clarify if by purging a mailbox will delete it permanently (i.e. not being able to be recovered by whatever means). I know that even permanently deleted something will still leave intact until the IS writes over it. My question is 1) Is how permanent is "permanently" deleted something in exchange. 2) Is there a software out there that will be able to accomplish this? The reason being I was asked by HR to see if this was possible to due a law suit she read about that involved a company spending a few hundred thousand dollars to retrieve emails. My guess is that an email archiving solution would be the best way to go. Please let me know. Thanks, Shawn.