E-mail from MySQL includes addresses for 9,300 customers

Thursday, 15 June 2006, 5:15 AM EST

An improperly composed mass e-mail sent yesterday by open-source database vendor MySQL AB erroneously included some 9,300 customer e-mail addresses in the body of the note -- not the information about a series of summer support specials the company meant to announce.

The error apparently occurred when a MySQL employee mistakenly pasted the e-mail addresses into the body of the e-mail as a message, rather than placing the addresses into the recipient address box on the e-mail form.

At Computerworld.

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