Inclusive Email

I recently received an email at work that demonstrated an impressive inclusiveness. Greetings of the Dear Sir or Madam type exclude those whose gender is more complicated than the binary choice of male or female. This email addressed that issue head-on. (Note that my own typos means I shall not comment on the spelling, grammar, consistency, or capitalization, which is a little less than perfect.)

Dear lady and gentleman,

don’t send mails to this email address, because this email address is only for generating e-mails.

E-Mails which will be send to this e-mail address won’t be read, answered or forwared.

Ok, I can’t keep my promise. In an email of this length, from a large organization, I would think that the number of errors should be less than the number of lines; a test that this document fails. I have spotted four, apart from the aforementioned use of and in the greeting.

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