RBWM spams 4,852
With viruses aplenty such as SOBIG and
variants, local businesses and residents are furious at this
morning's mass mailing to harvested email addresses in the borough
on, of all things, SECURITY!!!! The mailing features a hefty
attachment of 112kb headed
secure is your business?"
It seems that those recipients' PCs with
inadequate virus protection are already unwittingly generating
additional emails to others on the list, further clogging the
email system. The latest virus, Swen, detected on September 18th
2003, being a prime culprit. Click
here for more info
By 10:47 the same morning, the Borough
had sent out a second email as follows:
Please accept our sincere apologies for the recent e-mail regarding
Business Roadshow and associated circulation of e-mail addresses.
due to an administrative error and no inconvenience or offence
The Council values its links with the local
business community and we hope
this unfortunate incident will not affect future working relations.
If you have further comments, please address
these solely to the Council,
rather than using the "reply to all" option as this
is proving to be
[Name withheld, Editor]
Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
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