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Mea Culpa: The Healing Power of Spam

Dear Readers, 

As most (maybe all) of you probably know by now, I am a complete buffoon when it comes to using Microsoft Outlook. I recently sent many of you an e-mail about a story I'm working on. Unfortunately, this was my first attempt (ever!) at a mass e-mail, and I thoroughly botched it. When I sent the mail, I put your addresses in the "To" line. That, I have learned, was a huge mistake. I now understand the importance of the "Bcc" line in Outlook. I don't plan on sending any more mass e-mails, but I will keep this in mind for the future.

On the plus side, you all know each other now (sort of), and I've connected with some readers I haven't heard from in ages. I doubt that anyone who received my mail will forget me anytime soon. (Is it really true that there's no such thing as bad publicity? BP should be on the phone trying to recruit me anytime now.) Plus, I've already had some excellent responses to my request for stories about software audit nightmares. (Send your tales to [email protected] I promise not to copy them to anybody else.) I really, sincerely apologize for my ridiculous (but honest) screw up, and I hope that I haven't caused you any problems. Please continue to communicate with me -- I am now wise in the ways of e-mail and will not be a nuisance again.

Thanks,
Lee   

Posted by Lee Pender on July 22, 2010 at 11:56 AM


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