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    Ag Business e-mail fiasco

    Anyone else caught in the never ending e-mails?

    Info: the ag-business department sent out a mass email to every e-mail address they have. Seems that if anyone replies to this one message, everyone gets included in the reply. In the past 3 days, I have about 50+ messages on my blackberry. It has passed annoying to almost getting comical.


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    Re: Ag Business e-mail fiasco

    Yeah, I am getting them as well. I too am getting kind of annoyed by it as well. Not sure if it is because people are continually hitting "Reply To All" or if its just a glitch in the system. . .



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    Re: Ag Business e-mail fiasco

    This has happened several times while I was at ISU between 1999-2003. All Ag Business emails. Somehow they send out a big mass email to everyone on their list, then instead of just hitting reply, they hit reply all...

    I noticed the same thing this weekend too... Great idea... But considering how good of an Ag school we are, they sure are completely lost when it comes to emails and messaging.



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    Re: Ag Business e-mail fiasco

    we had it for a few business emails as well. if you reply to the list email name like prebus07@ia it would send your email back to everyone including yourself. who ever runs that list needs to fix it.


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    Re: Ag Business e-mail fiasco

    It is kind of funny when people complain about people replying to all, by replying to all. If everyone just ignored it, it would stop but it doesn't look like they will figure it out.



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    Re: Ag Business e-mail fiasco

    Sounds like perhaps the person who "owns" the alias in question used it as the sender, so it looks like one person. Yes, that means a respondent could hit reply and it would go to whomever is on that list. Unfortunately, even when people send such messages, they don't realize that replies don't come only to them.

    I've been on the receiving end of such. My sympathies.



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    Re: Ag Business e-mail fiasco

    Quote Originally Posted by tiberius View Post
    It is kind of funny when people complain about people replying to all, by replying to all. If everyone just ignored it, it would stop but it doesn't look like they will figure it out.
    Are you sure that it is a reply all issue? can't believe it would go on this long after many messages not to do it.


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    Re: Ag Business e-mail fiasco

    No one learned how to use BCC?


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    Re: Ag Business e-mail fiasco

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    Are you sure that it is a reply all issue? can't believe it would go on this long after many messages not to do it.
    Would that be like people starting many similar threads on here (name your topic) because not everyone reads all the messages that came before. As strange as that seems...



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    Re: Ag Business e-mail fiasco

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms3r4ISU View Post
    Would that be like people starting many similar threads on here (name your topic) because not everyone reads all the messages that came before. As strange as that seems...
    Probably true


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    Re: Ag Business e-mail fiasco

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    Are you sure that it is a reply all issue? can't believe it would go on this long after many messages not to do it.
    Because people are naturally good at following directions?


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    Re: Ag Business e-mail fiasco

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Because people are naturally good at following directions?
    Wouldn't be an issue if the original message used BCC.


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    Re: Ag Business e-mail fiasco

    im guessing the original message probably used an ISU listserv, and somehow all replies are being directed to that listserv as well.


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    Re: Ag Business e-mail fiasco

    It is annoying,,,



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    Re: Ag Business e-mail fiasco

    I've created a filter that sends everything to agbusinessalumni@econ.iastate.edu to just delete it.

    I'm an actual Ag Bus alum and don't want to miss anything that later might be intended for me, but hopefully this will prevent clogging my inbox with the e-mails that are now getting a little carried away by clogging e-mails with cursing now . . .



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