Judge Orders .pst Files for White House E-Mails

Susan Hall

The saga of the missing White House e-mails just goes on and on.


In the latest development, a federal judge has ordered the Bush administration to collect and preserve all e-mails in .pst files for all White House employees between March 2003 and October 2005, reports eWEEK.


It's not that the e-mails are missing, it's more like they're missing in action somewhere in yet-to-be-located drives and backup tapes, according to the White House.


Judge John Facciola also wants the preservation order extended to data copied onto flash drives and other portable devices. He ordered the White House to tell the court whether all the backup tapes have been preserved and to specify any dates for which no backups exist.


Getting in on the action, House Democrats recently introduced legislation requiring some serious modernization of White House e-mail archiving practices.

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Apr 27, 2008 7:20 AM Ken Hardin Ken Hardin  says:
Does this mean that the judge assumes all e-mails are being done via server/client? It seems that if I were up to little good (if that's the case), I'd be using a web-mail client. Reply

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