Accidental 'reply-all' emails can cause considerable heartache

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  • Sasha Pachev Provo, UT
    Nov. 28, 2012 2:54 p.m.

    Two rules to help avoid the embarrassment:

    - Be a person that says good things about people regardless of whether they are in on a conversation or not.
    - Always check the To/Cc/Bcc fields before you hit send.

    E-mails are...well... semi-private. Your message has to hop through a lot of networks to reach the destination and there is always a chance of snooping. The mail server can get hacked. And anything electronic tends to be sticky. With multiple backups and archiving chances are that what you wrote can always be dug out. Some motivation to learn how to write without regrets.