Various tales of disasters arising from people hitting the ‘reply all’ button were told in an article from yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. Simultaneously entertaining to see other’s embarrassment and fear-inducing that you could do the same thing. I’d like to give you a link so you can read the full article, but it looks like the WSJ doesn’t like that idea anymore.
Got a great idea from the article you might enjoy:
Move the ‘reply all’ button so you can’t accidentally hit it. Also requires a more intentional effort to choose that option.
Just moved the button on my machine. Give this a try:
- Right click on any menu item
- rearrange commands
- click toolbar
- highlight the ‘reply to all’ button
- click the “move down” button to drop ‘reply all’ down – keep clicking until it drops down as far as you want
- close again
Bingo! ‘Reply all’ is way off to the right, far, far away from the ‘reply’ button.