Email system documentation (Maine State Police)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Maine State Police of Maine.
Multi Request Email system documentation
Est. Completion None
No Responsive Documents


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act, I hereby request the following records:

Documentation describing the email system(s) used by your agency, including the procedures and methods for performing searches of the email system.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the government and its activities, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established. In addition, I discuss and comment on the files online and make them available through non-profits such as the Internet Archive and MuckRock, disseminating them to a large audience. While my research is not limited to this, a great deal of it, including this, focuses on the activities and attitudes of the government itself. As such, it is not necessary for me to demonstrate the relevance of this particular subject in advance.

As my primary purpose is to inform about government activities by reporting on it and making the raw data available, I request that fees be waived.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best

From: Maine State Police

Dear Ms. Best:

Good morning –

This email is sent to acknowledge our agency’s receipt of, and to respond to, your FOAA request below.

With respect to that aspect of your request that seeks access to “procedures and methods for performing searches of [our] email system”: We do not have records responsive to this aspect of your request.

With respect to that aspect of your request that seeks access to “[d]ocumentation describing the email system(s) used by [our] agency”: I am unclear about what you are requesting for records from our agency through this aspect of your request. Because I think the Maine Office of Information Technology (“OIT”) might be better able to assist you with this aspect of your request, with this email I am referring you to Eric Stout of OIT. I have cc’d Eric on this email.

This concludes our agency’s response to your FOAA request.

Respectfully, C




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