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Avoiding 9999

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Posted: 23 Feb 2005

Cool Solutions Reader Matt Hudson shares the following piece of advice:

Here's a common scenario - you have members of your staff who use the GroupWise address book or LDAP to find telephone numbers. You want to filter out certain users by telephone number in eGuide, so you use the familiar practice of plugging in "9999" for the phone number.


Using "9999" as the telephone number for in the UK will actually call the emergency services! To avoid major embarrassment, try using a different number instead.

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