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Email gaffe leaves 700 emails out to dry

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The British Computer Society (BCS), home to the "Professionalism in IT" campaign, has made an amateur email error. This morning it sent over 700 members an email without using the blind carbon copy field - so all recipients could see all the other email addresses.

The message was a request for people to fill in an online survey on BCS customer service satisfaction... we're guessing the results will not be satisfactory.

Outraged recipients have been sending "please unsubscribe me" messages to all the other outraged recipients.

Several outraged recipients then got in touch with the Reg. So we got in touch with the BCS.

A spokeswoman for the BCS said: "This is a simple case of human error. We did send this out to several hundred members. Anyone could make the same mistake. We have sent an email apology to all those concerned and we're very sorry for any inconvenience caused."

That's alright then. ®

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