If I ran **dalej42 **incorporated, I’d make the inappropriate use of Reply to All ground for immediate termination.
During employee orientation, everyone would have to go through mandatory training covering the difference between reply and reply to all. Everyone, regardless if you’re working in the employee cafeteria or a senior IT specialist would be required to acknowledge they’ve been through the training and understand how to use reply to all. Think of it like the sexual harassment training all employees have to undergo.
I’m sure most of us already get too many useless emails at work. Nothing is more annoying than the endless reply to all emails, they’re often congratulatory emails. Joe Smith is now promoted to manager of fish throwing and email is sent out to all 500 employees in the Chicagoland division. That’s always followed up by at least 10, often more, of, “Congrats!” emails sent to all 500 fucking employees!!!
Second, if someone sends an email in error, often to say, ALL_USERS_PROGRAMX, you do NOT need to reply to all with, “Take me off this list…” You most certainly do not need to reply to all and send out, “Please don’t reply to all!!!” Back and forth these emails go, clogging up the inbox with 50-100 useless emails.
If you worked for me, and I was the Alpha and Omega of my company, I’d fire you in a heartbeat for this nonsense.