Red faces as email to boyfriend is seen by thousands

Miss Dyson, a student careers adviser, thought she was sending a private email to Alex Hewson, her boyfriend. By accidentally clicking on the “reply all” command, however, she distributed it to everyone on his original recipient list.

The message went to 30 friends of Mr Hewson, a PR executive with the firm Carat International. Many then forwarded it to their friends. —Roya Nikkhah
Red faces as email to boyfriend is seen by thousands (The Telegraph)

This story is a good example of how electronic text complicates the old categories of public and private communication.

I do think the headline suggests the content of the e-mail is a bit racier than that suggested by the quotations in the story.