The Lost IRS E-mails Exist!

Update --  see: IRS contracted with email archiving company in 2005 I have been listening all week to TV pundits lamenting that Lois Lerner’s hard drive has been destroyed, and therefore her e-mails are lost.  This is simply not the case.  I never cease to be amazed at the lack of understanding of how the e-mail system works. When you write an e-mail, it goes to your server to be sent to the person you e-mailed.  Your server keeps a copy of that e-mail, and of all your e-mails – sent and received.  When you create all the folders in your e-mail program that you use to save e-mails in...these are also stored on your server.  I use MSN, so my server is an MSN server.  My wife uses Gmail, so her server is a Google server.  These servers are large machines, and they most often run the Unix operating system. I have been using and working with Unix basically since its creation at Bell Labs in the '60s.  Unix has several...(Read Full Post)