Friday, January 23, 2009

Reply to All? Don't Even Think About It!

Many "reply all" fiascos result in mere embarrassment, but American diplomats have been told they may be punished for sending mass responses after an e-mail storm nearly knocked out one of the State Department's main electronic communications systems.

A cable sent last week to all employees at the department's Washington headquarters and overseas missions warns of unspecified "disciplinary actions" for using the "reply to all" function on e-mail with large distribution lists.

E-mail is a great communication tool, but please don't turn it against yourself or against all 'undisclosed' recipients. Sometimes things are running out of control and strong disciplinary measures are necessary! Read the rest of the story here.

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