In 2020...

  • Hi, All,

    Completely off-topic but a friend of mine, from Paris, sent me an e-mail, containing this wise precaution :

    Important :

    In the year 2020, when writing a date on an official document, be sure to write the whole year. For instance 23/01/2020, instead of 23/01/20

    Because, in the second case, an ill-intentioned person could add 2 digits (2019, 2018, etc.) and make your document null and void, or backdate an authorisation to justify a non-existent anteriority (deeds of land sale, etc.) !!

    Best Regards,


    P.S. :

    Ah ! Sorry, I gave the French date format but I suppose you’ve got the general idea ;-))

  • This letter is spam!
    Such “friends” must be blocked))
    I saw similar messages in paper form … 30-40 years ago

  • Hello, @andrecool-68,

    Sorry, @andrecool-68, if this post offended you! Of course, I had no intention of posting unwanted or unsolicited information of any kind !

    I just thought, that this recommendation could be useful, to everyone, during this year 2020 alone !

    I add that it seems obvious that I do not derive any profit from this action !

    Best Regards,


    P.S. :

    • Google definition of spamming :

    Irrelevant or inappropriate messages sent on the Internet to a large number of recipients.

    • Wikipedia definition of spamming :

    Unsolicited, undesired, or illegal electronic or email messages

  • @guy038 I said that your friend does stupid things and sends you spam

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