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What is the worst email you accidentally sent or received? And what were the consequences?

Oct 16, 2013, 01:07 pm CDT

Last week, we noted a story in which a former bar president sent an email which derided the questions presented by justices on the Nebraska Supreme Court in a recent oral argument—and mistakenly cc'd the court's chief justice. The sender of the email promptly apologized, and the justice assured the parties in the case that the email wouldn't affect the court's deliberations.

So this week, we'd like to ask you: What is the worst email you accidentally sent or received? And what were the consequences? (We admit we asked a similar question more than five years ago, but we're giving it another go.)

Answer in the comments.

Read the answers to last week's question: If your title accurately described your job, what would your business card say?

Featured answer:

Posted by DeadHead: "Problem Ender. Motto: I may not solve your problem, but I will end it. (Actually articulated that to a client 20-plus years ago, and he immediately got it. Best client ever!)"

This week's question was suggested by NoleLaw. Do you have an idea for a future question of the week? If so, contact us.

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