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If I want to tell my colleague by email that I've sent an email to some business clients unintentionally and would like to notify my colleague, how should I say the action "mis-sent"?

I thought about "email sent unintentionally", but I think it involves too much personal feelings. Can I have another word which is more business like (or objective)?

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Misaddressed, wrongly addressed, misdirected, sent in error. Those first three are if it was to have been sent but not to that recipient (i.e., was wrongly addressed); the last is more general.

These are off the top of my head, not Best Business Practices™.

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+1 for "sent in error" or you could say some clients will have an email "received in error" ;) –  shinynewbike Nov 21 '11 at 10:32
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mal-addressed or mis-routed

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+1 for 'misrouted', though I'd spell it without the hyphen (as I just did, in fact). –  msh210 Nov 21 '11 at 15:40
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sometimes use "mistakenly sent"

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