Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul told reporters in Schenectady on Friday she has sent few emails since taking office, adding that she prefers to talk on the phone.

“First of all, my arm isn’t working real well right now,” Hochul said in reference to her recent skiing injury. “But I tend to be more of a telephone person. If I need to send an email asking what time is the meeting I will, but I tend to talk on the telephone.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo himself is believed to send few emails, preferring straight-forward phone calls or using his Blackberry PIN messaging system which is not recorded on a government server. The administration is also denied to The Wall Street Journal that staffers are encouraged to delete email chains or use similar methods of communication.

The questions over email usage come as Cuomo plans to review the administration’s 90-day email purge policy through an open government summit after his administration came under scrutiny for implementing the deletion policy.

Hochul called the policy one that Cuomo inherited after taking office as governor. It’s also one that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had in place, but decided to scrap on Thursday before Cuomo’s announcement distancing his office from the retention policy.

“It’s basically just something the governor, the administration inherited,” Hochul said. “It’s just a good time to re-evaluate where we are.”

Hochul pointed to the need to expand the state’s Freedom of Information Law to include the Republican-led Senate and Democratic-controlled Assembly as well as the other branches of government.

“Now is the correct time to bring all the players together, the people from the different agencies, from the attorney general, the comptroller’s office, as well as the Legislature,” Hochul said. “Why are we not talking about the fact the Legislature doesn’t have a FOIL policy, does not have an email retention policy. Let’s get everybody at the table. The governor is a real leader in this area and he wants to make sure we have a uniform policy that people can count on.”