Automatic replies can be sent to unsolicited email from general public

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7222.1433a (Published 27 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1433
  1. Christopher Oliver, consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon (c.w.oliver@ed.ac.uk)
  1. Edinburgh Orthopaedic Trauma Unit, Royal Informary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9YW

    EDITOR—Unsolicited email from patients and relatives asking for help is becoming a problem to regular medical internet users.1 Solicited email may well lead to an avalanche of unsolicited email, which might cause medicolegal problems for surgeons. We are still learning how we will control solicited email and videoconferencing requests …

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