“Are you a Reply-All abuser? When it comes to Reply-All, just don’t do it!”
– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies
Oh well, sometimes even the best-laid plans go awry. Recently, Microsoft found itself swept up in a reply-all email apocalypse, with thousands of hapless employees caught in the unwanted thread and receiving frequent updates, including ones that were irksome and others that were absurd. In a video trying to help his colleagues break free, one Microsoft employee said the email had ensnared as many as 11,543 Microsofties. As this article by Matt Weinberger for Business Insider points out, “It all started when an employee sent a message to everyone who helps manage Microsoft’s GitHub account, we hear.” Ironically, we hear that this original message was trying to tell everyone in the organization how to change their GitHub settings to get fewer notifications.
It is not the first time for Microsoft, read on to learn about the software giants’ recent and previous transgressions.