Two Liverpool council workers have been suspended after using council-owned computers to send 150 flirty emails to each other in just seven days.
Experts are currently examining the messages, some said to be sexually explicit, to see whether disciplinary proceedings are justified, but a decision is not expected immediately.
It is not known whether the unnamed man and woman are a couple or just colleagues, but they are known to be employed in the design services and finance departments, according to The Liverpool Daily Post.
A Sefton council spokesman said: "We have suspended two members of staff for alleged abuse of the council's email system.
"We are currently carrying out an investigation which is being done in accordance with the council's policies and practices."
The spokesman added there are strict guidelines governing the use of council email facilities. He said the council has disciplined workers for email abuse in the past.
At the turn of the year, staff email became a hot topic after a saucy email exchange between Claire Swire and Bradley Chait was forwarded around the world, making Swire notorious and landing Chait in trouble with his employer, solicitors Norton Rose.
Separately, another "personal" email has emerged as a successor to Ms Swire's exploits.
According to a report in Monday's New Media Guardian, a member of the Press Association has accidentally sent all the organisation's employees an email intended for his girlfriend's eyes only.
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