One lesson learned from Microsoft's Monopoly trials is what you write in e-mail can haunt you. This lesson has been repeated through multiple trials and discoveries. I always write in a style that my e-mails could get to a broader audience than just the addressed.
Sony's hack has revealed how executives haven't learned this lesson that most of my technology friends know.
Whenever I have something extremely confidential to discuss I reach for the phone or switch to other means of communication, but not e-mail. Using something like encrypted iMessage is an option.