How to Avoid Your Own Email Replyallpocalypse

Written on:November 29, 2012
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For some, it’s a nightmare as horrifying as going to class pantsless: the dreaded email thread faux pas.

When a student at NYU attempted to forward an email from the college bursar’s office to his mother, he instead hit “reply all” and exposed a bug in the school’s email system.

The result? He directly emailed almost 40,000 of his fellow students. When some of those students realized this bug in the email system was oh-so-exploitable, all hell broke loose. They began trading jokes, pictures of professional meme Nicolas Cage and –- in some cases –- pleas to end the madness. But for 24 hours, NYU endured what can only be called Replyallpocalypse.

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