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February 2006

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Addressee Unknown - February 11

Here's a hint: before you put your home address in e-mail, make sure you are sending it only to those to whom you mean to send it.

I got e-mail today to one of my accounts, but it was apparently intended for someone named Tony. No, I don't know him.

In the message, sent to him and quite a few other people (I could see the whole list) was the sender's home address and telephone number, along with a couple of sentences about how they were in their new home, blah, blah.

I decided before I got on the sender's family and friends list for keeps, I should reply:

"You're apparently a real person, so I'm writing to tell you that Tony whoever does not receive mail at this address...I do. This address is connected to the online site, (this one), and I don't know the person you think is reading this mail.

"I promise I won't do anything scurrilous like show up on your doorstep, but I thought you might want to edit your address book. Congratulations on getting moved!"

Yes, I really did refer to the intended recipient as "Tony whoever." It was easier than trying to copy the last name, or write it down somewhere.

I hope Tony whoever finally gets the e-mail intended for him, and that the rest of the addresses on the sender's list were accurate. Otherwise, someone may wind up with some very unexpected and probably unwelcome guests.

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