A Towergate employee learned fast the perils of email last week after mistakenly sending a message to a co-worker.

The jungle drums soon began beating when it was sent to underwriting agency AUA, where the co-worker used to work. Staff at AUA were convinced Towergate was trying to coax information from employees.

Alas it was nothing quite so sinister. The sender had failed to update his e-address book and sent the message to an old email account.

Maybe next time he'll just pick up the phone.