Wednesday, April 30, 2008

the value of a reliable email archiving solution



the picture says it all really, but this is the bit i love:
" In 1994, the Clinton administration reacted to the previous year's court decision by rolling out an automated e-mail-archiving system to work with the Lotus-Notes-based e-mail software that was in use at the time. The system automatically categorized e-mails based on the requirements of the FRA and PRA, and it included safeguards to ensure that e-mails were not deliberately or unintentionally altered or deleted.
When the Bush administration took office, it decided to replace the Lotus Notes-based e-mail system used under the Clinton Administration with Microsoft Outlook and Exchange. The transition broke compatibility with the old archiving system, and the White House IT shop did not immediately have a new one to put in its place.

Instead, the White House has instituted a comically primitive system called "journaling," in which (to quote from a recent Congressional report) "a White House staffer or contractor would collect from a 'journal' e-mail folder in the Microsoft Exchange system copies of e-mails sent and received by White House employees." These would be manually named and saved as ".pst" files on White House servers. "

3 comments:

Jack Van-Meat Esq. said...

The image is missing. Heh, you also left your DHA email footer on the post.

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Edenist said...

yeah, that's cos i BCC'd that post to my blog from the email I sent you guys. obviously blogger isn't quite smart enough yet to pick up embedded images from emails.

I usually manually edit out the footer next time i visit the blog...

Edenist said...

eg - now... (no more DHA footer)