There are so many different ways to communicate these days, and sometimes emails turn very private things into a public forum. I recently received an email that was forwarded over and over again from a "bridezilla" which was meant only for her bridesmaids. You cannot control whether someone forwards on your private messages, or if you accidentally hit the "reply to all" button. This was the case with Robert Butler, a prize winning author, who wrote an email to a select few about how Ted Turner stole his wife. This private email was forwarded into cyber space for the whole world to see. I guess the moral of the story is be careful what you say in emails.
If you would like to read the story that this blog is based upon, see: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/08/04/wemail104.xml