by Mike Masnick

Filed Under:
email, reply-all


Companies Disabling 'Reply-All' Button, Rather Than Dealing With Inane Email Threads

from the one-way-to-deal-with-the-problem dept

Last month, the US State Department made plenty of news for threatening to punish employees who misused the "reply-all" button on their email clients. That, by itself, seemed a bit extreme, but Jeremy Wagstaff alerts us to the fact that some organizations are going a step further and figuring out ways to disable the reply-all button entirely. The latest to do so is Nielsen, which did so with a cheery memo to staff explaining why this would "reduce non-essential messages in mailboxes, freeing up our time as well as server space." That's one way to think about it.

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    Reply - All User, 2 Feb 2009 @ 1:32pm

    I use Reply to All extensively FOR work. Often times, I need to keep my co-workers appraised of the latest development on a particular issue. It basically becomes a sort of online collaboration tool.

    The only people I've seen mis-use it, were the less savvy senior management.

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