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by Mike Masnick


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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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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 2 Feb 2009 @ 7:04pm

    Reply All is Useful

    when there are 5 or 6 people you don't normally email involved in the discussion and it is actually relevant. That said it can be annoying but spamming people back usually works to stop their blantant abuse of the system

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