Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Attention. I should have paid it.

Oh boy. I'm feeling slightly queasy. I made a big mistake at my corporate job today. I think I may throw up.

I had to send an email to close to 500 people today. No problem. Or so I thought.

I created a group within my contacts and copied all the emails from the database into the group. The group had a title. So in to "to:" I typed the name of the group thinking that it would just show the name of the group. I have other groups set up the same way. Or so I thought.

Well after pressing send and feeling pretty satisfied that this email related to a big event was done, I received a phone call from my boss, who was copied on the email.

They said they weren't sure if it was just showing in their email, but all 500 email addresses were showing.


Yes, it was true. My "group" thing didn't hide the email addresses.

We quickly composed an email apology stating that there was a computer error and that it wouldn't happen again. This time I put the group in the bcc.

Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

I'm going to have to doublecheck my email contact list settings.

Yes, I make mistakes. Yes, I'm human. Yes, my employer has privacy policies regarding email.

Attention. I should have paid it. I hope the price I pay tomorrow when I open my email isn't too hefty.

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  1. It's ok to make mistake, not to worry =)
    If you put into "to" everything shows, bcc is the best!

  2. I would love to even KNOW how to make a group email! lol... you are the Best! no doubt about it. :)

  3. Honest mistake, everyone makes them and then regrets them to no end! We all know what a wonderful person you are and youe are extremely detail oriented and efficient! All will work out they way it is meant to.:)