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How an Accidental Email Sent to 33,000 People Created a 'Reply All' Nightmare

This accidental reply all at Reuters reached nightmare proportions.

On Wednesday, someone named Vince accidentally sent an email to 33,000 Reuters email accounts, reports The Wall Street Journal. Presented with a list of thousands of emails, hundreds of employees and reporters at the news company followed their natural urge in the situation: replying all.

Reuters employees took to Twitter to discuss the deluge of emails with the hashtag #ReutersReplyAllGate.

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The vast majority of the replies ironically seem to have been people telling others not to reply all – while replying all themselves, thus furthering the issue they protested.

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Poor Vince was just trying to find a way to fix the situation:

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