I'm investigating email service alternatives for our non-IT company with 20 employees. The Google Apps for Business FAQ writes:
Google Apps for Business supports your business if you need additional archiving, message discovery, and litigation-hold services. You can add our Google Message Discovery service to your Google Apps for Business account after signing up:
- For $13 per user account per year, add 1 year of archiving
- For $33 per user account per year, add up to 10 years of archiving
Does this mean that email isn't saved forever, and that they'll charge us extra for storing it longer? "Message discovery" sounds like they'd be charging us for the search function. Am I misunderstanding something?