A cautionary note (and the naked truth) about email attachments

The item below reminds us that it is easy – when sending email attachments – to pick the wrong file.  Most email programs will give you some way of seeing at least the name of the file you have attached before you send it.  You probably can click on the file itself and verify that it is what you intend to send.  Gmail has an option for setting a delay in sending an email (e.g., 30 seconds) if you realized you made a mistake.

A University of Iowa teaching assistant who accidentally e-mailed nude pictures of herself to math students is no longer assigned to their class. University spokesman Tom Moore confirmed the assignment change for the graduate student, saying Thursday she remains a TA but is performing non-teaching duties.

The woman included the pictures as attachments on an e-mail she sent Tuesday night to 28 students in a pre-calculus class for business students. She was apparently trying to attach the solutions to homework problems instead…

Full story at http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/iowa-ta-nude-pics-reassigned-article-1.1495394

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