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Topic # 27499 28-Oct-2008 15:33 Send private message

Gee thanks B & W just got an email with a media release and they had put all the email addresses in the to: field so I could see everyones email addresses - what a nice breach of privacy there......

anyone else a bit miffed by this?




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  Reply # 174099 28-Oct-2008 15:40 Send private message

Ultimate fail..

I spote a few GZers in there.. Hi Tony and Jama! :-)


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  Reply # 174102 28-Oct-2008 15:42 Send private message

And scott?



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  Reply # 174103 28-Oct-2008 15:42 Send private message

Their response.....

Balchy,  I do apologies for this,  They were meant to go out Separately, I can assure you this will not Happen Again.  By the time I realised what I had done this was to late.
This was after I replied moaning about it - a. pretty limp response. b.  whats with the random capitalisation and lack of grammar lol i mean "I do apologies"  beyond fail....




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  Reply # 174104 28-Oct-2008 15:45 Send private message

What a joke.




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  Reply # 174106 28-Oct-2008 15:45 Send private message

Just got it...

God... that filled up my Thunderbird email window. You could probably see me too (in the first 20ish) and that's a special email for spam anyway, so I've prepared for situations like this :)




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  Reply # 174107 28-Oct-2008 15:47 Send private message

total idiots.  you would think a "communications" company would know better.  good way to destroy any trust you had built up with beta testers...




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  Reply # 174108 28-Oct-2008 15:48 Send private message

Yep I had pretty much decided I might switch given the no term contracts - but sorry guys ya just blew it.




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  Reply # 174110 28-Oct-2008 15:53 Send private message

Maybe the have Kermit and Miss Piggy working there amounst the rest of the muppets?

Seriously what company in this day and age doesn't know how to at least BCC???

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  Reply # 174116 28-Oct-2008 16:00 Send private message

Not good enough.  Also amusing to see contact cell is an 027 so is the product not good enough to use internaly!




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  Reply # 174117 28-Oct-2008 16:00 Send private message

Hrm - the email also doesnt have an unsubscribe option or anything - isnt this against anti spam legislation?

Just to clarify I was offered the Beta test but didnt take them up on it - so does the count as unsolicited email?




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  Reply # 174118 28-Oct-2008 16:00 Send private message





Seriously what company in this day and age doesn't know how to at least BCC???


I suspect one that is lead by non-technical people, or a company lead by people who thinks "The IT Crowd" is a documentary.

As soneone has already said :

Epic Fail



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  Reply # 174119 28-Oct-2008 16:04 Send private message

I have asked for a rep to comment in there, be interesting to see if anyone fronts up.....




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  Reply # 174121 28-Oct-2008 16:06 Send private message

Balchy: Hrm - the email also doesnt have an unsubscribe option or anything - isnt this against anti spam legislation?

Just to clarify I was offered the Beta test but didnt take them up on it - so does the count as unsolicited email?


Probably follow this:

contact us immediately on +64 (0) 9 414 9292 quoting the name of the sender and the addressee then delete it from your system.
... from the unintended recipient section of the email.




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  Reply # 174122 28-Oct-2008 16:07 Send private message

rscole86: And scott?


I didn't receive it . . .

I did get (myfirstname)@bw.co.nz though when I signed up which I no longer have so maybe it went there?

But that is very very not cool. Human error happens, usually at the worst possible time, but ouch!



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  Reply # 174123 28-Oct-2008 16:08 Send private message

manhinli:
Balchy: Hrm - the email also doesnt have an unsubscribe option or anything - isnt this against anti spam legislation?

Just to clarify I was offered the Beta test but didnt take them up on it - so does the count as unsolicited email?


Probably follow this:

contact us immediately on +64 (0) 9 414 9292 quoting the name of the sender and the addressee then delete it from your system.
... from the unintended recipient section of the email.


But Iw as an intended recipient......and don;t all mass mailing need to have an opt out thing?




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