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oh no.....email gone to exactly the wrong person

(16 Posts)
mogwai Tue 24-May-05 10:13:49

oh shit

I just responded to an email from a friend and had a right rant about my mother and my layabout sister. When I hit "send" I saw my mother's email address in the box next to my friend's.

I have no idea how this has happened, unless I have inadvertently clicked on her name during the course of writing the email

The address is quite old and I don't know if she still uses it (it's in her old name, she reverted to her maiden name about 18 months ago) and it seems linked to cable TV, I think she changed to SKY.

What the hell am I going to say if she gets the e-mail? I mean every word of what I say, but didn't mean her to read it?

koalabear Tue 24-May-05 10:18:36

just be honest and say you were letting off steam, and yes, xxx is an issue for you, and you wish that you had been able to tell her to her face

at least the issue will be in the open

Bethron Tue 24-May-05 10:19:25

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mogwai Tue 24-May-05 10:26:27

am cringing here in my pyjamas

Toothache Tue 24-May-05 10:28:03

Holy moly!
>cringe<

Legacy Tue 24-May-05 10:28:59

Can you recall it before she reads it?

Hausfrau Tue 24-May-05 10:33:22

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mogwai Tue 24-May-05 13:25:06

how can you recall something before it's read?

I've got a hotmail account!

Help!!

Legacy Tue 24-May-05 16:49:00

urg - don't think you can in hotmail - was thinkign about Outlook, sorry

mogwai Tue 24-May-05 16:54:21

oooh no!

I hope someone reads this and can tell me the answer!! I'm giving it a bump...please do the same!

anonymouschap Tue 24-May-05 17:50:25

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anniebear Tue 24-May-05 21:31:16

Oh noooo!!

I did this with a text a few weeks ago, had a right moan about my Sister and sent it to her by mistake!!!!!!!!!!!

ChaCha Tue 24-May-05 23:17:40

OH NO! What a classic!
There are worse scenarios believe me!
There's a chance that she won't see it though. Why don't you ask her what email she is using these days - maybe you could say that you're expecting top important email and that your server is down. Ask if you could please use her email address and of course you will need passworld to retrieve top important mail. Delete message and done!

Carla Tue 24-May-05 23:23:38

ChaCha - Fab!

Blu Tue 24-May-05 23:25:41

Have you looked at the e mail in the 'sent mail' box - you could check whether her name was really there, and which of her addresses?

mogwai Fri 27-May-05 10:00:42

thanks for your input ladies

It's definitely been sent to her - it's in the sent box. The address definitely seems linked to cable TV. I have a feeling it's an address she used before she had a PC at home (do you remember when you could buy those keyboards that connected to your TV?!).

I've had no reply to it, but she works all week and would use e-amil at work if she needed something. But that's a great idea about asking for her e-mail address and password cha cha - what a crafty devil you are!!

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