The End of the “Reply All” Option?

Have you ever hit the “Reply all” button by accident on a crucial work email? If you’ve made this mistake, you’re far from the only one. It happens a lot and sometimes has dire consequences. People have lost their jobs and their reputations by accidentally selecting the wrong button on important emails.

This kind of blunder, easy to make and hard to fix, has prompted some companies to look at ending this option all together.  In 2008 a Navy veteran, Gustavo Reveles, accidentally hit “reply all” instead of “reply.” His two word email said “kiss a$@” got him fired and sparked a lawsuit to get his job back.

In response to this, and a slew of similar tales, Microsoft has created a plug-in called “NoReplyAll” to eliminate the option from Outlook. Companies are also playing with the idea of deactivating this potentially problematic button from their email programs.

Have you ever accidentally hit the wrong email button? Have you ever gotten in hot water due to an email mishap? Comment below and tell us your story!


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