Friday, 28 October 2011

Hundreds of email addresses in To: line

Yes, it seems out favourite telco have no clue how to send emails. This one person sends emails with hundreds of email addresses in the To: line!!!

I have to scroll down quite a lot to get to the message itself, which is invariably something misusing GMT.

Wanted! Serious amounts of clue.

6 comments:

  1. Could this be classed as a breach of the DPA? If you are personably identifiable; and you could be if you are the owner of one of the domain names that received the email.

    I must say that when this has happened to me, to my personal domain name, which if someone were to do a whois lookup on, would be able to obtain my address and telephone numbers, and therefore I am personably identifiable, I have been very tempted to report it to the ICO.

    I guess however if it was only sent to businesses, then perhaps the 'individual' that the email was sent to would not be personally identifiable.

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  2. Phone the ICO helpline as they will tell you very quickly if there is a potential DPA breach or not or even just poor practice.

    Although sadly they don't care about "over" citing of DPA e.g "Can't do $stupidthing cos of data protection" *SCOWL*

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  3. Their reply - they will take me off the mailing list but not fix the issue. I have emailed everyone on the list telling them this. Mad...

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  4. Surely a decent email client would not render all the email addresses on the page and give you a small scroll area if you wanted it...

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  5. On iPad the To list is a big list, though many per line.

    Turns out the payload, text/calendar, lists them all as well.

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