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Other kinds of email mistakes

We all have heard stories of people who wrote nasty notes about a co-worker or relative and then mistakenly emailed them to the person being ripped.

And there are plenty of cautionary tales about the horrors of "Reply all."

But what about other kinds of email screw-ups?

Yesterday, I sent a reply to a reader and managed to add at the end a link to a photo of Lee Majors as Heath Barkley in "The Big Valley." In the scene in question, he is reading a newspaper.

The photo is something I had saved and considered posting on the blog. It's about as innocent as can be. But still.

I realized I had done this as a result of an errant keystroke or mouse click just as the message was being sent.

Boy howdy, that reader must have been puzzled.

I sent a follow-up reply advising him that the link was not intended for him. Still, I wouldn't blame him for a sincere "The hell?"

Anyway, I'm wondering what others have done along these lines.




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