Ag Business e-mail fiasco

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  1. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

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    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.
     
  2. price26

    price26 Well-Known Member

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    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. . .
     
  3. bellzisu

    bellzisu Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. tman24

    tman24 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. tiberius

    tiberius Active Member

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    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.
     
  6. Ms3r4ISU

    Ms3r4ISU Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

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    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.
     
  8. brianhos

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    No one learned how to use BCC?
     
  9. Ms3r4ISU

    Ms3r4ISU Well-Known Member

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    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...
     
  10. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

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    Probably true
     
  11. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    Because people are naturally good at following directions?
     
  12. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

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    Wouldn't be an issue if the original message used BCC.
     
  13. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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

    CyAg Well-Known Member

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    It is annoying,,,
     
  15. price26

    price26 Well-Known Member

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    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 . . .
     
  16. superdorf

    superdorf Well-Known Member

    I thought ISU switched to GMAIL?
     
  17. tman24

    tman24 Well-Known Member

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    we have a winner. thats why almost all listservs that i was part of went straight to the trash
     
  18. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    the listservs are still active. they have some good uses.
     
  19. abe2010

    abe2010 Well-Known Member

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    ISU did swith its email provider to Gmail, but the email addresses still end with @iastate.edu, and only students get the new email provider (called Cy-Mail)
     
  20. superdorf

    superdorf Well-Known Member

    I guess I'm not familiar with the list server that ISU does use, but can't you set it up to only allow certain users to actually send mail to the list?
     

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