Huh? You can just forward classified material to non-secure servers outside of a classified network? I think not!
As Secretary of State she would have access to incredibly sensitive material.
A couple of things, that might set your mind at ease. According to reports:
- Ms. Clinton did not "forward" material to her private server. People were just emailing to her at her personal email address at "clintonemail.com".
- Those emails she received considered to be official business, her staff forwarded to the State Department for their IT operators to save.
- She also produced a huge amount of documents to various Congressional Committees.
- None of these emails were classified. They appear to have been sent to her unencrypted
- Sensitive material never went through this email system.
- Apparently the State Department isn't very good at IT. They only recently were able to figure out how to even just save Secretary Kerry's email; his top staff using the @state.gov address still do not have their email records saved. So by using @clintonemail.com, HRC likely was preserving more email than if she'd saved used an @state.gov address.
- Personal emails (and presumably spam) was not sent on. But no law covers that anyway.
This is much akin to the media breathlessly discovering that Hillary Clinton also has a private phone number, which maybe official calls were received. Except that because this is "email", it's totally different somehow. (By which I mean, as she's the presumptive Democratic nominee, the nutcases and conspiracy loons are going to do their nutcase conspiracy theorizing, which Blogs and FOX will pick up - because it sells eyeballs.)