Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Just What We Need - Another FORWARDER!
So my father, a 66 year old 'old coot', JUST finally got *on email*.
Sure enough, at least one of his friends is bombarding him with *forwards*. I mean BOMBARDING....5 per day or so. I counted 8 so far tonight!
I just had to do a sift through. Some of them were good (like the above), but others might be a little too much of a shock for a man of his years.
We all have them, email buddies that can be counted on to send the *DO NOT OPEN AT WORK* variey of email.
And we all have, or should have(!), a systematic approach to handling electronic mail: do we look at them quickly(?), or save them(?), and the calculus of whom in our inbox might they get forwarded to.
The opposite of a Moron, I would never send anything to anyone at a work address that was even political or personal, never mind inappropriate. I can't tell you how many peers I have that complain about an uncle or inlaw sending them inappropriate forwards (almost a redundancy!) to their work addresses. Don't even get my wife started on forwards!
And I have my people mentally organized. Some I'll send chauvinistic junk to; others, like my MIL, will get the 'old coot' humor; there's a remnant whom I'll send religiously themed content.
Obviously, it'd take my father more time than he has left to develop a *system* and master email etiquette.
He's a genuine two-finger-typing luddite so I don't expect him to become problematic. But still, if I could I'd go into his account right now and disable the FORWARD button...
OR, at least I'd make it so that he can only BCC people.
Posted by CaptiousNut at 10:37 PM
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