For the record, when I receive a forwarded email that I want to forward on to others, i make it a point to remove ALL of the addresses that were included within the email.
We’ve all been there.
Max Wiseltier, a sophomore at New York University, was simply trying to forward an email from the Bursar’s Office to his mother on Monday. Instead, Wiseltier accidentally hit “reply to all,” cc’ing 39,979 of his fellow NYU students in the process.
Wiseltier, realizing what he had done, fired off a quick apology. But his email “triggered a rare, University-wide revelation,” Kelly Weill wrote in NYU Local, the student newspaper. “We simultaneously realized that any message, complaint, whim, link, video, or GIF could be sent to nearly 40,000 people in an instant.”
And thousands of students did.
“So, how is everyone today?” wrote one.
“Does anyone have a pencil I could borrow?” wrote another.
“Would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses, or 1 horse sized duck?” another asked.