Liverpool: I wanna hold your spam

Monday, 22 July 2002, 12:22 PM EST

A woman in a major British media company recently contacted the company's entire, 30,000-strong staff with an urgent query: "Has anyone got any blu-tack?"

This type of "occupational spam" -- in this case, a plea for the kind of adhesive typically used to stick posters to walls -- has clogged up e-mail servers so much that an English city council has banned the use of internal e-mail one day a week. External and personal mail is unaffected by the ban.

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