E-Mail Is Forever
Once you've sent your missive into cyberspace, it's there for the world to see
By Patricia O'Connell
E-mail is forever. It can -- and will -- come back to haunt you, and it's no benign ghost. Congressman Mark A. Foley (Fla.-R) learned that recently when sexually explicit e-mails and instant messages he exchanged with underage males surfaced, leading to his hasty resignation.
Here are some other examples of e-mails that have proved damaging, damning, and downright embarrassing: