One year later, in November 1992, the plaintiffs dropped this line of argument, believing that the government would not rely on general records schedules to dispose of electronic versions of PROFS messages.
With the issuance of the final rule for electronic mail systems in August 1995, the PROFS case drew to a close.
The PROFS plaintiffs believed that linking the final e-mail rule with the new GRS 20 would result in the destruction of electronic records that they thought would be preserved as a consequence of the PROFS litigation.
Hence, the August 1999 Appeals Court ruling will stand as the final arbiter of the PROFS and GRS 20 litigation.
The PROFS and GRS 20 litigation opened three key conceptual and definitional issues that have prodded both society and the recordkeeping professions to examine their assumptions about e-mail and its management:
(1.) Later, other e-mail systems would be introduced; PROFS, however, came to be the preferred generic acronym when referring to White House e-mail.