Just a heads up, HSBC c***ed up royally today when I received an email from the Sydney office addressed to over 400 people who are account holders.
About 5 hours later I received a second email from them advising the following. What I'm pissed about is that I'll probably have to close that email address I've managed to maintain for many years that almost never receives spam.
Poor Sonya (initial sender), her arse will be grass methinks.
HSBC appear to have gone into damage control to avoid dragons riding on ninjas!
Now Mexican drug lords have your email.
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A mass GOATSE seems in order.
that is pretty piss poor for such a big company
oh honestly, who cares. Re-direct the spam to a SPAM folder? What difference does it make?
Criminals already had it.
I once sent a job rejection email out manually to several dozen people without bcc'ing the email addresses - just didn't pay attention when I cut and paste the addresses into the email. I rightly copped a s*** tonne of complaints from people who were rejected, and my punishment from my boss was to print out and read relevant sections from the Privacy Act. Lesson learned.
Is the reason why you don't fire an employee for making a big arse mistake. Chances are they learned a pretty big lesson from it, a lesson you probably want most of your employees to know, although the lesson was hopefully learned in another company ;D
Seems very similar to AAMI. Except they also managed to get the people to band together to plan a class action :p
Surely it would be a good idea to integrate some sort of check in outlook, or all mail clients, where if you're sending an email with over 10 (or some pre-defined number) recipients in the CC field, it confirms that you don't want them in the BCC field?
What amaze me is that they're using desktop email client to send mass email. I don't even do that if I had to send more than 20 emails to people. WTFBBQ.