Embarrassing viral emails
Embarrassing viral emails Reuters

Four former public schoolboys have been left embarrassed after their private email to each other about the rules of their rugby tour to Dubai went viral.

The group, who refer to themselves as G4, created the rules ahead of their trip to the Dubai 7s tournament in March, which included bragging about how rich they are, how cheating on their girlfriends is allowed and profiles of the "remarkably good-looking" individuals.

Instead of being a private joke, the memo was accidently sent to employees at global companies such as Clifford Chance and Barclays Wealth, leaving the rugby players red-faced.

This is not the first time that a private email has gone viral to the embarrassment of the senders as they these unlucky examples show:

Investment Banker Mike

After going out on an apparently horrific date, a guy known only as "Mike" constantly emailed the woman, Lauren, for a second date. After no response, he decided to send her a 1,600-word email pleading for another chance.

The email included details of their evening out such as how he thought her constant hair-twirling was a come-on ("You can even do a Google search on it. When a woman plays with her hair, she is preening.") and "People don't grow on trees. I hope you appreciate the potential we have...".

Mike never did get a second date and Lauren promptly posted the email online.

Harry Fildes and Sebastian Marsh

Also featuring two high-flying workers, the story of how these two London City workersfound notoriety began when Marsh asked Fildes by email if it was okay "to have a go" at his "hot" ex-girlfriend and flatmate.

Fildes was happy for it to go ahead but warned Marsh: "To be honest she is a f*****g t**t. I don't dislike many people but she is one. She massively messed me around." Fildes accidently cc'd the email to the woman.

Realising his mistake, Fildes sent another email to Marsh. "I am in so much crap its un real! Can you recall emails?!" he asked. Unfortunately for him the answer was no.

Fildes sent one more email which said: ""I still live with her and that's why I'm in so so so much trouble, we didn't get on before so this will be the final nail in the coffin. F**k!!!!!! I sent her a follow up email saying I don't really think she is a twat - just trying to put you off her! Not very convincing. S**t s**t s**t. You might as well have a crack - certainly nothing to lose! F**k!"

The debacle ended with the two being suspended from their jobs.

College Girl's List of Lovers Powerpoint

Duke University student Karen Owen produced a detailed unofficial "senior honours thesis" about the people she had slept with during her studies.

The PowerPoint, "An education beyond the classroom: Excelling in the realm of horizontal academics", was complete with penis size evaluations, dirty talk transcripts and overall score of the 13 peopleshe claimed to have slept with.

The email was sent to only three friends but one of them forwarded it and it went.

Peter Chung

In 2001, a City financier from London Peter Chung sent an email to friends explaining what his new life in South Korea had been like.

With the subject field reading "Living like a king", Chung explained how he planned to "f**k every hot chick in Korea over the next 2 years" and how he got "at least 3 hot chicks that say that they want to go home with me every night I go out."

Chung resigned after his email was forwarded around the world.

Mother-in Law

Heidi Withers received an email from her future mother-in-law, Carolyn Bourne, which heavily criticised her on her apparent lack of etiquette, awful table manners and lazy sleeping habits.

The email started: "If you want to be accepted by the wider Bourne family, I suggest you take some guidance from experts with utmost haste

"When you are a guest in another's house, you do not declare what you will and will not eat - unless you are positively allergic to something," the mother-in-law wrote. "You do not remark that you do not have enough food. You do not start before everyone else."

Despite the email going viral, the wedding between Heidi Withers and Freddie Bourne still somehow went ahead.