I was going through old emails that I have archived, I have about 7 years worth!! Yes, that is a lot of emails. I was separating them into different folders. One for jokes, friends, recipes and so forth. I had forgotten this one email I had received from a person who told me they hoped I lost my son. He was very sick at the time. I forgot about the absolute venom of this email. It hurt my soul that someone would say this about a child, my child. That he would die. That I would lose him. I have never wished this on anyone... I never would. How does someone write an email like this?
From the angry email I received:
Yes I was left behind. I made a mistake. I made a huge mistake. I admit that. I have always taken responsibility for my actions. I have never lied. I never twisted facts. And the people involved in my life were ALWAYS told the truth. They never held my mistakes against me.
But I was harassed. And have been over the years. So this is why I kept and archived pretty much ALL of my emails. On Twitter right now I follow a lawyer SocialMediaLaw1 and he tweeted about email content and so forth. And I was very happy when I read his article that I had kept ALL of my emails.
Now most of my emails are from friends and people who I truly love and who have and do truly love me... but then every now and again I am sure everyone has an email that is defamatory, or hurtful... Just like this one above. Don't delete it, sure go ahead and blow it off or toss it in the "psycho" bin where it belongs, but do not erase it. In this day and age of cyber bullies and online stalkers it is best to cover your butt and protect it as well.