Whitehouse email offline

Late yesterday it was reported that the email system for the White House was offline and there was no estimated time until it would be back up. "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."

It appears that it was a server overload as the new administration was migrating their transition email over to the official White House email servers. The outage affects both incoming and outgoing emails. The server being knocked offline is probably not a coincidence after the Obama staff complained that the technology was archaic.

When Obama fought so hard to keep his blackberry for email one must wonder how frustrated he must be when the White House email system goes down. Fortunately for Obama, his blackberry does not use the MS exchange platform.

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Fortunately for Obama, his blackberry does not use the MS exchange platform.

Right... because when e-mail goes down it automatically has to be caused by Exchange. There are no other possible causes.

You know, unprofessional journalism is one thing but this is getting pretty bad....

C_Guy said,
Fortunately for Obama, his blackberry does not use the MS exchange platform.

Right... because when e-mail goes down it automatically has to be caused by Exchange. There are no other possible causes.

You know, unprofessional journalism is one thing but this is getting pretty bad....


I think the comment was meant more along the lines of the fact that he still has access to his email, rather than pointing the blame at Exchange.

OB had to fight for the right to keep a mobile phone not his personal blackberry. The model the press guessed to be the one approved for him had Win Mobile on so would use exchange.

If Pailn and McCain were in power they wouldn't have this problem... why?

1. computers are mainstream in McCain's generation

2. Does Palin know how to user a computer?

yes yes .. all this is sarcasm.. but i thought i'd throw a bit of humor into this before some mccain supporter blames this on Obama hahaha

signalpirate said,
If Pailn and McCain were in power they wouldn't have this problem... why?

1. computers are mainstream in McCain's generation

2. Does Palin know how to user a computer?

yes yes .. all this is sarcasm.. but i thought i'd throw a bit of humor into this before some mccain supporter blames this on Obama hahaha

I thought humor was supposed to be...funny?

The answer is simple: Facebook is NOT a governmental management system. Obama must somehow be convinced that no matter how many friend requests you send to Bin Laden, you'll never get him o update his profile picture.

The issues were they could not find the talent to handle the work. I turned the lead position down because I was not allowed to pick my team or filter out the members of the team they selected. As I have said before to them, Good Luck.

The mail servers were Exchange 2003, and a SAN, and the temp mail was stored on Gmail. I wonder was it really going on.

I'm sure all the people that Obama and his cronies have pi$$ed so far since he's been in office probably doesn't have anything to do with it.../sarcasm

They should migrate to gmail xD ....

Anyways it's gonna be really costly to upgrade the current infrastructure, according to whats been said about the current office infrastructure.

How is Microsoft Exchange 2003 archaic? that is what they are using right now....

just because some IT staff didn't do a transition between email systems right doesnt mean the system is broke, we had a pain in the ass converting our groupwise mail store to exchange back in 2001...