I use the email client "Eudora" on my Dell at home. One of Eudora's fun features is that it rates your message to alert you to any offensive language you might have unwittingly added.
The rating system uses chili peppers. A use of the word "stupid" might earn you one chili. "Asshole" might earn you two. Of course, most people know when they are sending an offensive message, so the benefit of this feature is dubious, excluding the entertainment of being criticized by your email client.
So I was a little surprised when an email I sent to my boss and some others was flagged as offensive with two chili peppers. Here's the follow-up message I sent to them all once I realized my message had been flagged and did some detective work to uncover the offensive language:
Anyone else out there use Eudora? Eudora thinks "appearance manager" is an
offensive phrase. It's flagged with two "chili peppers" by the language filter.
On a slightly related note: what's the best email client for Windows? Anyone want to make some recommendations?
Posted by James at January 7, 2004 12:44 PM