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deepak (manager)     11 March 2010

Do emails from yahoo/gmail etc. constitute valid evidence in


Can some one advice if emails from domains such as yahoo/gmail/rediff etc. constitute valid proof in Indian courts, if yes are there some cases/judgements which i can refer to.



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Pathak R K (Student)     11 March 2010

Yes, you need to get authenticated the email from Expert

deepak (manager)     11 March 2010

thanks for your help, who are these experts we are talking about. can you provide me with some details ...

adv. rajeev ( rajoo ) (practicing advocate)     11 March 2010

yes they can be used as evidence in th court.  You can take the print out of the mail and can produce it in the court.  To prove that you will have to call the concerned person of the domains.  I have not come across the judgments yet.

deepak (manager)     11 March 2010

Will agency like IFS INDIA or others like this be able to help in authenticating these emails?

Anil Agrawal (Retired)     12 March 2010

SMS and emails are accepted. Day in and day out we read that the senders of obnoxious and threatening messages are being caught and produced before the court. If they are not evidence, what the court will do?

Satyabrat Panda (Financial Cosultant)     12 March 2010

It is like any other mail. Although I have not read or heard any where that email is accepted as evidence, still I know one thing for sure that that it is an authentic medium of communication and accepted as genuine. I have personally presented a series of communication made through email, as evidence in Arbitration court, and the same has been accepted by the Arbitrator. 

valentine thakkar (advocate)     14 November 2010

All printouts from the electronics media like FAX, TELEX, Telegram, e-mail, photographs, written communication etc. are admissible as evidence. We are living in the cyber age. E-mails come with the thread and date, time etc. so they are self-explanatory. Even mobile talk or photos are admissible. Now video-conferencing and evidence would become a legal reality.

Satyabrat Panda (Financial Cosultant)     04 March 2014

There are N number of cases decided on the basis of such evidence. You need not suspect the legal validity. Go ahead with whatever you may have to do with such evidences in any court or outside.

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