Monday, January 26, 2009
"It's more than five hours and counting now since the entire White House e-mail system went down.
"Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced the technical snafu at his 1:30 p.m. briefing, apologizing to the media for the e-mail silence this afternoon.
"The result is maddening for the new White House team, which already has been frustrated with the archaic communications gear they discovered when they arrived at their offices.
"White House aides had just switched over from their transition e-mails this weekend, finally handing out their new, government e-mail addresses when the outage hit.
"Both outgoing and incoming mail are out, the result, an aide explained, of an outage with the Outlook server. The aide said the outage goes beyond the press shop. The first lady's office is also without e-mail, as are other offices."
From The Washington Post...