6 Email Services Supported in Oxygen Forensic® Detective

Email is used by over 4 billion people globally and is predicted to reach close to 5 billion in 2025. Email allows users to communicate with other email accounts and is typically free.

Email services are used by organizations and individuals to help send information and improve security for profiles and accounts.

With around 200 billion emails being sent everyday, users can choose from over 200 email service providers. Each email provider offers different services and features.

 

Types of Email Service Providers

There are two main types of email service providers, email clients and webmail, that differ on the basis of how the email service stores data.

 

Email Clients

Email clients are software applications that are installed onto a PC to manage emails that are sent and received. This type of email service is on a remote email server.

Examples: Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, and iCloud Mail.

Webmail

Webmail is a form of email accessible exclusively from the internet, existing primarily on the cloud. The user is able to manage their inbox from an internet browser.

Examples: Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, and Hotmail.

Email Forensics

The growing number of email services and different features show the importance of investigators having the tools to investigate email accounts being used by offenders.

With the use of our flagship product, Oxygen Forensic® Detective, investigators are able to extract the data they need from top email providers.

 

Supported Email Services

The Top 6 Supported Email Services in Oxygen Forensic® Detective are:

    1. Gmail
    2. Microsoft Outlook
    3. ProtonMail
    4. Yahoo! Mail
    5. Mozilla Thunderbird
    6. Spark

 

Gmail

In 2021, 36.5% of email users used Gmail as their email service provider. Gmail is a free email service and is part of the Google Suite.  As part of the Google Suite, users are able to chat, video conference, and share files with the people in their contact list.

Oxygen Forensic® Detective is able to extract Gmail data from Apps and the Cloud.

App

Data that can be extracted from Androids:

  • Accounts
  • Cache
  • Conversations
  • Cookies
  • Folders
  • Mails
  • Messages

 

Data that can be extracted from Apple iOS:

  • Accounts
  • Attachments
  • Cache
  • Contacts
  • Google Drive
  • Logs
  • Mails
  • Messages

 

Cloud

Data that can be extracted:

  • Account owner information
  • Letters with the files attached

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Microsoft Outlook

Outlook had over 400 million users in 2020. Users can register for a free account or use the paid version, Microsoft 365. Outlook allows users to set dates in the calendar, add contacts, and manage tasks.

Oxygen Forensic® Detective is able to extract Outlook data from Apps and the Cloud.

App

Data that can be extracted from Androids:

  • Accounts
  • Cache
  • Contacts
  • Cookies
  • Device
  • Events
  • Files
  • Logs
  • Mail
  • Messages

 

Data that can be extracted from Apple iOS:

  • Accounts
  • Attachments
  • Cache
  • Contacts
  • Cookies
  • Events
  • Files
  • Logs
  • Main account
  • Messages

 

Cloud

Data that can be extracted:

  • Account owner information
  • Mails with attachments

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ProtonMail

ProtonMail is an end-to-end encrypted email service used by 6,938 companies. Built to protect users from spam, it encrypts user data and sends confidential emails without third-party access.

Oxygen Forensic® Detective is able to extract ProtonMail data from Android and Apple iOS devices.

App

Data that can be extracted from Androids:

  • Accounts
  • Attachments
  • Cache
  • Contacts
  • Cookies
  • Custom folders
  • Mails

 

Data that can be extracted from Apple iOS:

  • Accounts
  • Cache
  • Contacts
  • Cookies
  • Labels
  • Mails

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Yahoo! Mail

Yahoo was created in 1997 and in 2021 had over 225 million users. It allows users to perform quick searches, store photos and documents, customize folders , and more.

Oxygen Forensic® Detective is able to extract Yahoo! Mail data from Android and Apple iOS devices.

App

Data that can be extracted from Androids:

  • Accounts
  • Attachments
  • Cache
  • Contacts
  • Cookies
  • Mails
  • Messages
  • Share

 

Data that can be extracted from Apple iOS:

  • Accounts
  • messages

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Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, open-source, cross-platform application for managing email, news feeds, chat, and news groups. It is used by over 25 million users allowing for complete customization and easy-to-use interface.

Oxygen Forensic® Detective is able to extract Thunderbird data from Windows, Unix, and MacOS.

PC

Data that can be extracted from Windows:

  • Accounts
  • Contacts
  • Cookies
  • Mail

 

Data that can be extracted from Unix:

  • Accounts
  • Contacts
  • Cookies
  • Mail

 

Data that can be extracted from MacOS:

  • Accounts
  • Contacts
  • Cookies
  • Mail

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Spark

Spark is an email application for iOS, macOS, and Android devices by Readdle, with over a million users. It is an email-managing app that lets its users handle an inbox together with multiple people, assign emails just like tasks, set deadlines, and track progress.

Oxygen Forensic® Detective is able to extract Spark data from Android, Apple iOS, and macOS.

App

Data that can be extracted from Android:

  •  Accounts
  • Cache
  • Contacts
  • Folders
  • Logs
  • Mails
  • Teams

Data that can be extracted from Apple iOS:

  • Accounts
  • Cache
  • Contacts
  • Folders
  • Mails
  • Teams

 

PC

Data that can be extracted from MacOS:

  • Accounts
  • Attachments
  • Contacts
  • Events
  • Mail
  • Teams
  • Teams information

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Conclusion

Users can choose from a variety of email services by easily making a free account, with over 200 to choose from.

At Oxygen Forensics, our flagship software, Oxygen Forensic® Detective, offers the ability to extract data from 20+ email service providers.

If you are interested in taking a look at all the email services that we support, contact us for a free trial.

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