Hi, As all of we know the scandal about David Petraeus two years ago (David Petraeus is a retired American military officer and public official, google his name to see the story and scandal). One of important think about his scandal is he used Gmail - a free web mail and a best free email at this time. Gmail provided all his "sent emails" from him to FBI...And today, we know that Google (gmail) never deletes emails even you "delete forever" emails in the trash folder. This does pose a threat that once the government serves court order or search warrants, Google complies with 90% of them, and does produce these deleted emails from the offline backup of the backups to the government. I think the same for all another free webmail like Gmail. So I want to open this topic to discuss about using business email from email hosting. The first I thought about email hosting company outside USA. Why ? because if the hosting company from USA like hostmonster or hostgator.com, FBI or any government from US still can request them to provide data and backup it. But if the email hosting from outside USA (example from Euro, Africa...) and they also don't have office in USA so the government from USA cannot request them to provide the data from server. Also, the important as I know the server from email hosting company keeps the email data in their server within 30 days only. It mean that if you delete emails from trash folder, it will be deleted permanent (forever) after 30 days, no one can backup them because if they want to keep the email data in server forever like gmail so they need to pay so much money to build the server. Second, if you use business email, you can change the email hosting everytime you want. you just keep the email only. An example, if you have the email: [email protected] and use hosting email from a Euro hosting company. After 30 days, you can change the hosting company to another hosting server from Asia but still keep [email protected] you want to use before. With this way, your email data is more safe. But if we use business email, there are some hard things: You don't have the professonal tool like Google provide. Example: share document via the google drive, live chat via Gtalk...etc. For the cloud server to share the documents, I can recommed Dropbox, because Dropbox is safe. I don't know if Dropbox still keep "deleted files" like google ? do you know? Pleasse discuss more about this topic to keep the business in safe for all of us. Thanks you!