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Can somebody teach Willie O’Dea how to use email ?


williewatch

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It seems Willie O'Dea is getting into hot water this morning over his emails.

His email correspondents don't seem too happy on the confidentiality front.

He is getting flack for his perceived Incompetence in email sending. People don't seem too impressed at the monster cc emails.

RT @claireshares: Wow. Willie O'Dea, just emailed me a response and cc'd some 200+ other people That's some kind of data protection breach surely?

Seemingly, rather than reply individually he is just doing one big group mail by cc.

Perhaps one of the interns could take this FF frontbencher aside and tell him about the .bcc facility.




 

Bea C

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Is he even doing this himself, though?
 

williewatch

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Is he even doing this himself, though?
You mean like during the last election when he tweeted that he had just finished canvassing Corbally but the tweet location showed Dublin.

He is getting plenty of flak over this

@Gilleeece: Got group reply to email I sent to Willie O'Dea in relation to Legislation on X (over 200 names).Great to see response to disingenuous reply

@cobyrne: Learn to use the BCC field Willie O'Dea. Your mass email just shared a lot people's private email address. Disaster.

@aoifelily: Willie O'Dea shares constituents email addresses with everyone who contacted him after nwci email campaign. Doh!
 
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jmcc

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He even has his own e-mail on the cc line? It is funny though. E-mailing the entire Fianna Fail organisation like that. ;)

Regards...jmcc
 

Bea C

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You mean like during the last election when he tweeted that he had just finished canvassing Corbally but the tweet location showed Dublin.
Don't you know technology goes q-wair :roll:
(is there any politician anywhere who hasn't shot themselves in the foot with twitter at least once!?!?!)
 

williewatch

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Don't you know technology goes q-wair :roll:
(is there any politician anywhere who hasn't shot themselves in the foot with twitter at least once!?!?!)
And Wille O'Dea has more reason than most to fear twitter after the famous Dan Boyle tweet that finished him off politically :)
 
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Can we not take those other 218 addresses as lies?...

Willie has form for things turning out to be porkies once he's written them down.

;)
 

The Owl

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God almighty. That's a hanging offence. Even me, well renowned as computer illiterate never did that back in the day. Some secretary, sorry, clerical assistant is in for a bolliking.
 
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MrFunkyBoogaloo

Hey Willie, if your reading this DON'T press "CC", press "BCC" instead - ya plonker!

Now, that's Movemb.. I mean Willie taught.
 

jmcc

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Can someone make a complaint to the data protection commissioner about this?
Wouldn't have to be one of the aFFlicted or would a complaint from that Aodhan O'Riordan chap do?

Regards...jmcc
 

Levellers

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You mean like during the last election when he tweeted that he had just finished canvassing Corbally but the tweet location showed Dublin.

He is getting plenty of flak over this

@Gilleeece: Got group reply to email I sent to Willie O'Dea in relation to Legislation on X (over 200 names).Great to see response to disingenuous reply

@cobyrne: Learn to use the BCC field Willie O'Dea. Your mass email just shared a lot people's private email address. Disaster.

@aoifelily: Willie O'Dea shares constituents email addresses with everyone who contacted him after nwci email campaign. Doh!
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Eoin Coir

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Thats the worst of being a minister for years and years, and having everything done for you, short of ass being wiped. And a Garda driver and state merc outside the door.
 

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Can someone make a complaint to the data protection commissioner about this?
Yup. Whoever did that might get a smack. It's a simple mistake to make (Putting people in the CC column instead of the BCC column, but it's not on to be giving out addresses in this manner. More than likely a member of staff than the TD himself, although obviously he'll be called to answer for their mistake.

Nothing wrong with the response itself, appropriate given what's known at the moment.
 

meriwether

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Is that it?

Peoples email addresses are visible to others on an email?

There isn't enough 'meh' in the world.
 

jmcc

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Is that it?

Peoples email addresses are visible to others on an email?

There isn't enough 'meh' in the world.
Bit like the time Fine Gael were caught plagiarising the BBC website?

Regards...jmcc
 
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