Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The King of Spamalot

Okay, we didn't, then we did but its somebody elses fault.

I don't know about you but most of the things I set up these days always sends me a confirmation e-mail to see if I truly want to receive their e-mail.

The most tech-savvy administration evah!

White House says it did send unwanted e-mails

WASHINGTON (AP) - After insisting no one was receiving unsolicited e-mails from the White House, officials reversed their story Monday night and blamed outside political groups for the unwanted messages from the tech-savvy operation.

White House online director Macon Phillips said in a blog posting that independent groups—he didn't name them—had signed-up their members to receive regular updates about Obama's projects, priorities and speeches.

The White House had consistently denied that anyone who hadn't sought the e-mails had received them.

"It has come to our attention that some people may have been subscribed to our e-mail lists without their knowledge—likely as a result of efforts by outside groups of all political stripes—and we regret any inconvenience caused by receiving an unexpected message," Phillips wrote.

"We're certainly not interested in anyone receiving e-mails from the White House who don't want them. That's one reason why we have never—and will never—add names from a commercial or political list to the White House list," he wrote.

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