White House says configuration mistake led to loss of vice presidential e-mail

    Date13 Jun 2000
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    From the You're Fired! department. Backup copies of e-mail within the Office of the Vice President were not made between March 1998 and early April 1999 because the technician who set up a new operating system did not configure the . . . From the You're Fired! department. Backup copies of e-mail within the Office of the Vice President were not made between March 1998 and early April 1999 because the technician who set up a new operating system did not configure the office's server to make such copies, the Clinton administration said last week. In March 1998, a White House contractor migrated the server in Vice President Gore's office to Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 but failed to set the server's configuration to make backup copies of e-mail, Steven F. Reich, senior associate counsel to the president, said in a June 7 letter to the House Government Reform Committee.
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