Great Email Disasters

Great Email Disasters

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By (author) Chas Newkey-Burden

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  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 192mm x 18mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 28 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844544109
  • ISBN 13: 9781844544103
  • Sales rank: 232,627

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Email is convenient but highly dangerous. With an ill-considered click of the mouse, you can humiliate yourself in front of millions, lose your job or even end up in court. "Great Email Disasters" brings together over 100 of the funniest, scariest and weirdest stories of inbox ignominy. Meet the sheepish stars of the world wide web. These stories will make your toes curl!These stories discuss: the man who emailed a woman he met at a party, telling her: 'This is the part where I throw caution to the wind...Your smile is the freshest of my special memories' - and then sat back in horror as his email was circulated round the world; the vengeful wife who mailed 50 of her husband's most important work contacts from his email address, telling them: 'I've got an extremely small penis that couldn't excite a woman's nostril, let alone anything else'; the numerous couples whose intimate email chats were leaked and read by millions.It also discuss: Jo Moore, the government spin doctor who hit the headlines for her 'good day to bury bad news' e-mail on September 11, 2001. The ex-employee who thought he'd got revenge by wrecking his former company's computer system with a bombardment of emails - but was discovered and ended up in court; the Pentagon officer who accidentally included a Devon schoolgirl on an email list that discussed top-secret matters; the marketing man who wrote an email mocking his employer - and sent the message straight to his boss, plus numerous blogging buffoons, fax failures, terrible telephone calls and so much more...

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Author information

Chas Newkey-Burden is the author of a number of books including The Reduced History Of Britain. He also contributed to both Crap Towns books. A prolific journalist, he has written for numerous publications including Time Out, The Big Issue, Four Four Two and the Mail On Sunday. He regularly gets himself in enough trouble in the real world without having to worry about emails.

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"Hilarious...an absolute must" The Big Issue "Great fun...If you enjoy laughing at other people's expense (and who doesn't?) this book makes the perfect read." Attitude "A great piece of holiday reading." PC Pro "Includes a set of rules to avoid an email disaster of your own" Sunday Post