Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton did not have a State Department email account while she served as America's top diplomat, a senior state department official said Monday, and instead used a personal email account during her four years on the job. The New York Times first reported Clinton's exclusive use of a personal email account on Monday night. Using personal email as a sole method of communication appears to break rules outlined by the National Archives and Records Administration. The government agency stipulates that personal email can only be used in "emergency situations," and when used, the emails "are captured and managed in accordance with agency record-keeping practices." According to the Times report, Clinton's "aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at the time." http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/02/politics/hillary-clinton-2016-emails-secretary-of-state/index.html http://gizmodo.com/hillary-clinton-hid-her-emails-while-secretary-of-state-1689068126 BTW, she used an AOL account - I shit you not.