Email system documentation (Department of Corrections)

Emma Best filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Montana.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Emma Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Montana Freedom of Information 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.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Department of Corrections

Ms. Best:
According to the Administrator of the Department of Corrections (DOC) Information Technology Division, DOC utilizes the State of Montana email system provided and managed by the Department of Administration. You will need to contact the Department of Administration for information regarding documentation describing the email system and the tools made available for performing searches.

Judy Beck
Director of Communications
Montana Department of Corrections

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