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Old 10-30-2020, 05:36 AM
 
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Just because a group e-mail is sent does not mean that you have to reply to the group. Seriously. Stop hitting reply all.


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Old 10-30-2020, 06:00 AM
 
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I can't tell you how much this annoys me. In one of the buildings I'm at, they hit reply all for everything. I don't need an email for "thank you" or "I can fix it for you" or "you're so funny" or something that should have been a private email. It ticks me off. And it just serves to show what a cliquey, high schoolish building it is. It sounds petty, but it really isn't. It's a waste of time. This post just really touched a nerve with me.

ETA: case in point: We just received a reply all that said "I love it" about a video someone sent. Really? You needed to reply all? You couldn't just send it to the person that sent the video? I bet I get 30-40 unnecessary emails a day because these people reply all rather than just replying to the person that sent the email.
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Yes!
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Someone sent a video to the entire district of a staff member’s child performing a song, and NOW I am getting three bazillion reply-alls that say...
“Beautiful!”
“So talented!”
“You’re such a good voice teacher!” (Ugh)
“I needed this!” (Ok. But. We did not need your reply.)

I am clearly ready for the weekend.
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Old 10-30-2020, 06:13 AM
 
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OMG! That is the worst.

They tend to come from the resident @ss kisser, and it makes me want to roll my eyes completely out of my head.
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Old 10-30-2020, 06:24 AM
 
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They tend to come from the resident @ss kisser, and it makes me want to roll my eyes completely out of my head.
Yes, this what annoys me about it the most. Our current P is always going on about "positivity" and "teamwork" and, in a school with no union protections at all, @ss-kissing has developed into an a fine art so, heaven forfend that anyone miss an opportunity to show what a positive attitude they have and what good team player they are.


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Old 10-30-2020, 07:33 AM
 
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A$$ kissing happens in strong union environments too. I wonder if there's an admin class on how to encourage kissing up to keep your staff compliant?

Can you delete the original mail?Would that stop the replies?
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Old 10-30-2020, 09:51 AM
 
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We have Google Suites for Education so it’s just boomeranging back!
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Gmails — set up a filter
Old 10-30-2020, 11:03 AM
 
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This is a mood saver for me. I hate the reply all’s too. When the first email comes through I immediately set up a filter so any other messages with that subject go directly to the trash. I do have a permanent filter with Happy Birthday — It sends all messages directly to a folder. Sometimes the principal’s emails get re-routed there (if it mentions a birthday) so I just check the folder daily or weekly to make sure I didn’t miss them.

Check You Tube for setting up a filter and a label to help with this nonsense.
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My Response...
Old 10-30-2020, 02:00 PM
 
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Dear Sender,

For some reason, you sent "reply to all" when I know you meant to only reply to the sender. Thanks in advance for not making this error again.

Sincerely,
Fed Up

I think if you sent this response every time, it would cut down on the a@@kissing over time. Complaining to us is OK, but dealing with the problem in a respectful way might solve it.

In my building, "reply to all" never happens. If it did, someone (probably me or many others I know) would be sending the response I have written above.
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Ooh
Old 10-30-2020, 04:26 PM
 
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Thanks! I forgot about filters. I have labels set to organize my messages, but I have never used filters.


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Old 10-30-2020, 08:48 PM
 
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That is seriously one of my biggest pet peeves! We have some repeat offenders that reply all to EVERYTHING. Seriously, we don't all need to know you wished someone happy birthday, or that you think their new baby is cute!
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Displays ignorance of email systems
Old 10-31-2020, 05:00 AM
 
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You can customize your options so that "reply all" isn't the first one in the list. I changed mine after I accidentally replied all. Since I hate it, too, I thought I'd better do something about my error.
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