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Scott’s office email goes nutso, spams county tax collector

by John Kennedy | December 2nd, 2011

Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon’s office said Friday it was sent more than 12,000 spam email message by Gov. Rick Scott after corresponding with his office about a resident’s issue.

Gannon’s spokeswoman, Max Sonnenschein, said the office was sent 12,658 auto-response emails acknowledging a message that a tax collector employee sent to the governor’s office on Thursday.

The auto-reply messages were sent to Gannon’s “client advocate” email address. The account normally receives about 100 messages a day.

“It is kind of funny,” Sonnenschein said. “Governor spams tax collector.”

Gannon’s staff said they contacted Scott’s office about the computer glitch this morning after the automatic messages stopped.

Lane Wright, a Scott spokesman, said technical staff at the governor’s office is trying to get to the bottom of the problem. But he conceded it may take time to resolve the cyberspace mystery.

“We’re looking into it,” Wright said. “But it may be Monday before we know what’s happened.”

                                                                                                                                                    —- Jennifer Sorentrue 

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6 Responses to “Scott’s office email goes nutso, spams county tax collector”

  1. cyber Says:

    Perhaps this is the Governor’s way of making up for all of the “lost” and erased emails discovered earlier this year. Quantity over quality.

  2. Tony F. Says:

    How petty can your newspaper get? It was a computer glitch! Governor Scott did not send 12,00+ messages!

  3. billy mays Says:

    How bout that Fair and Balanced? Can you slugs count…or better yet do you have even a sense of the reality of the masses preferences? Didn’t think so….RON PAUL SHOULD BE IN THE DEBATE and ALL OF US should boycott FOX’S ADVERTISERS till they make that happen

    HERE IS A LIST OF ADVERTISERS TO BOYCOTT

    http://foxnewsboycott.com/fox-news-sponsors/fox-sponsors-a-l/

    BOYCOT FOX’S ADVERTISERS
    BOYCOT FOX’S ADVERTISERS
    BOYCOT FOX’S ADVERTISERS

  4. joe Says:

    I have been boycotting everything FOX for years, not only their advertisers…

  5. common sense Says:

    how is it ‘spam’ if they were ‘ automatic messages ‘

    really?

  6. Bob Calder Says:

    During the Bush administration, publication of the IT manager’s salary became embarrassing because it was higher than the governor’s. The IT manager is now an independent contractor and is paid even more.

    The embarrassment rightly belongs to the state’s elected officials. Computer “glicthes” like that reveal deep flaws in planning and architecture.

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