Obama administration without e-mail longer than thought

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I blogged yesterday that for a few hours, the Obama administration would be without official government e-mail addresses and using Gmail accounts. I had heard it would be an hour or two.

It turns out, most of the Obama transition staff lost their ptt.gov e-mails around 4 p.m. on Monday, and they did not get White House e-mail accounts today on Inauguration Day. They are expecting to get their accounts working tomorrow morning.

One Obama staffer said they are communicating mostly via personal cell phones.

- Jon Ward, White House reporter, The Washington Times

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