This afternoon I found myself crafting two virtually identical e-mails to two different vendors that we are considering for a major contract. Most of the content was in Word attachments, each one crafted for the specific vendor.
As I had the two messages open, side by side, I realized how easy it would be for me to have accidentally swapped the identically-named attachments, sending stuff intended for one vendor to the other. I found myself checking and rechecking before I had the courage to click the Send button on each one.
I don’t know that this would have affected our bargaining position at all since they both know about each other, but it made me think: how about folks who frequently deal in delicate subjects over e-mail – there must be some pretty good e-mail blunders out there.
Care to share?