The IRS reportedly used a private company to back up emails, a new report claims. The company is called Sonasoft, which boasts, "Email Archiving Done Right."
"The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005,according to FedSpending.org, which lists the contract as being for 'automatic data processing services.' Sonasoft's motto is 'email archiving done right,' and the companyliststhe IRS as a customer," Reason magazine reports.
But the existence of a contract between the IRS and Sonasoft is relevant now that the IRS has claimed to have lost the emails Lois Lerner sent in a two year time period.