But you’d still pretty much have to read all of it, in order to cut out any parts that might directly contradict the theme you are trying to present. I mean, even though I doubt anybody ever said “We aren’t making this up, honest!” in the e-mails, there might be some internal reference to data integrity, double-checking, that sort of thing.
The best would be to leave the e-mails largely intact, but only alter one or two words here and there to subvert the intended meaning. Clue: don’t use a word the author never uses anywhere else, thats a dead give-away, after the advances in biblical scholarship, they got software that will pick up on that.
To tie both of those together: the most vulnerable e-mails would be those discussing such issues as valid data, but altering the wording ever so slightly.
But all that seems to have happened is that some e-mails were “released” that are rather ambiguous. So, to this point, I’m thinking that the e-mails are authentic, unaltered, but a little short as “smoking guns”.