The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports a committee of Horry County Council voted Thursday for the change. It's temporary until a permanent policy is drafted.
The newspaper had reported earlier council members regularly deleted e-mail, keeping most for a month but deleting others within a day. The state recommends e-mail be preserved five years.
In January, the newspaper filed a Freedom of Information Act request for a year's worth of e-mail. Some council members turned in none or very few because they had been deleted. Some contained county business.