Human Computer Virus

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  1. jigwashere

    jigwashere Mobile Deity

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    Somebody at work emailed birthday wishes using an enterprise-level email distribution list. And, of course, everyone on that distribution list is clicking 'reply all' and telling everyone else not to 'reply all.'

    EDIT: Or is this more like a denial of service attack?
     
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    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    Please take me off this list!
     
  3. jigwashere

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    I've gotten 201 'reply all' emails so far. I set up a rule to automatically remove them from my inbox.
     
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    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    IT Dept should have been on top of this, and locked down who can use that distribution list, and made it IT only until the message is clear that you don't reply.

    They should also be able to go into the system, run a filter on all those emails, and delete them all from everybody's email account - read or not.

    Those steps aren't rocket science.... :rolleyes:
     
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    I love when those happen. It's especially entertaining when one person hits reply-all, and then it triggers this cascading effect where everyone is replying to the first dumbass...it makes for an entertaining few minutes until it either peters out or IT stops people.
     
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    It finally stopped after 238 messages. I'm just glad I could create a rule for Outlook to handle them for me.
     
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