Re: I need to get a new car!
Indeed. Email was part of my jurisdiction when I was in IT. We very regularly got requests from security to dump somebodies inbox and start an audit track on all emails sent and received for a specific period of time. Any overly large emails were automatically evaluated by one of my staff to make sure they werent schematics or other proprietary information. A lot of email going through the internet gateway in or out of the company was looked at. Anything with more than a couple of recipients was almost always peeked at.
We also tracked through the proxy servers every web site anyone ever went to, what pages were pulled up, page refresh rates, time spent with the browser open to a certain site, etc. Once we were asked by sr. mgt. to pull all of the contractors web activity and compress it to top 50 pages visited, url, a few words describing that pages content, and the time the browser was open and on that page. We found that more than half our contractors were spending more than half their time with very, very non-business pages open. Fired most of them.
I also got regular visits from various management folks who had sent someone an email and had the recipient tell them they never got it. 99% of the time they did get it and I looked to see. After all, if they didnt get it, something was wrong with the email system....right? Usually that didnt go well for them.
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.