Monday, June 30, 2008

litsupport summary for the week ending on 6/29/08

A lot of important and useful information is posted to litsupport each week. The following is a distilled summary, in the form of questions and answers.

Q. Is there software that will scan images for skin tone to determine if it is porn, with the goal of removing porn from review?
A. ContentPurity, ImageAnalyzer, LTU, X-Ways Forensics.

Q. What are the possible approaches to reconstitute a PST, that is, to pluck the desired messages from the source PST and to put it into the target one?
A. OutIndex xPress, Trident (lighweight), write a VB.NET or VBA app using the Redemption COM objects, more heavyweight: LAW, EnCase.

Q. What are the pros and cons of producing messages in a PST format?
A. Pros: It is an accepted practice in some situations, with existing tools to support it; The PST file format is great, although Outlook as a forensic viewer of PST's is not so great; MSG format is a possible alternative, but it has its own problems.
Cons: danger of requesting party plugging it into a live server and sending a reply by accident during their review; danger of read receipts being sent out; lack of ability to create production number per email or per record basis; the original file path could be spoliated if they click and drag into folders they create.

This summary from the Litsupport Group postings created by the wonderful and talented members of the group has been culled by Mark Kerzner ( and edited by Aline Bernstein (

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