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August 7, 2013

Helpful Hints from joeeze: How to never ever again send an email that blows you up

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Who among us has not had a bad moment or ten over the years after mistakenly hitting "CC" or "Forward" and then "Send" — only to realize something just went out to the wrong person?

And sometimes not just wrong, but capable of destroying your personal or professional life just like that?

Sure, we all read about the emails that get introducted in court and make clowns of people who previously gave the impression of great rectitude and propriety.

But I'm talking here about jokes and T-shirts and quotes I find hilarious that are so politically incorrect that if I published them here, I'd be flamed into nonexistence.

Lotta trolls out there with VERY short fuses.

Yeah, I'm talkin' about YOU.

But I digress.

A few minutes ago I got an incoming email that was so dumb I instantly decided to forward it to my BFF Cary (N.B.: he arrives this Friday afternoon from Texas for the premiere episode of "The Joe & Cary Show," airing this weekend in this space, time TBD — stay tuned) and just as I was about hit "Send" I looked in the address box and saw not his name but someone who would've been deeply offended and angered by the email's content.

Yikes!

There's gotta be a better way, I thought.

And all of a sudden the penny dropped and there it was: simply take a screen shot of the email I was about to forward and have it show up on my desktop, then send it on in a new email which I am far more apt to address properly than a quick "Forward."

I am so pleased with this new method but only wish I had thought of it years ago, before all the self-created disasters that resulted from the old way of doing things.

You can too! 

August 7, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink


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