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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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    Anonymous Coward, 3 Feb 2009 @ 4:36am

    Reply All doesn't annoy me as much as idiots who can't strip hundreds or even thousands of email addresses and headers out of a forwarded message before sending it. I get emails all the time on my blackberry that are nothing but forwarded headers that cause the message to be truncated. And then it's usually a one or two sentence message that wasn't worth scrolling down for in the first place.

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