[MissoulaGov] a note about council emails
Pat & Don Simmons
simble at bresnan.net
Thu Oct 18 10:40:20 MDT 2007
Bob, I'm being inundate with email spam. The most recent new ones
are of 2 kinds -- 1)subject lines in a meaningless Asian language and
2) blank ones with no subject and no message -- only a date.
Are city emails subjected to these nuisances? Is that a possible
explanation for the blank emails?
On Oct 18, 2007, at 9:48 AM, Bob Jaffe wrote:
> I know this is probably the most important issue on the minds of
> the community right now so I wanted to clarify one small point. The
> letter to the editor yesterday suggested that council members had
> deleted some of the content from the emails requested by the
> The request went through the city clerk’s office. The emails were
> pulled from the city backup server. We had no involvement in the
> process or editorial capacity over the emails that were posted. We
> have no idea why some of them were blank. The clerk does not know
> why some of them came up blank either.
> As is often the case with letters to the editor, this one appeared
> to be driven more by ignorance and malice rather than a desire to
> arrive at the truth.
> I am amazed at how often we see impassioned letters to the editor
> or public comment speeches that are based on completely false
> premises that could have been cleared up if folks simply asked for
> the facts or an explanation before getting all worked up.
> Bob Jaffe
> Missoula City Council, Ward 3
> bjaffe at ci.missoula.mt.us
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