Okay, this isn’t so much a reply to all war story, but a hapless Bobette at our firm just inadvertently forwarded an attachment with a dodgey link to a bunch of agents - via an email to warn them of a phishing attempt making the rounds - so make her feel better (or worse) I shared this small gem. It’s older than alt.soc, but it still makes me smile:
Silly girl! LOL. You gave me a flashback: the moderators of an equine mailing list I was on years ago would occasionally broadcast “DO NOT OPEN EMAILS FROM ; THEY ARE INFECTED AND WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF NOTIFYING THEM”.
Unfortunately, this was almost always immediately followed by an email sent to the entire list: “DO NOT OPEN ANY EMAILS FROM ME; THE MODS HAVE TOLD ME MY COMPUTER IS INFECTED”. Erm, yeah…
Fortunately, it didn’t take long before the mods started unsubbing the affected participant from the list BEFORE they sent a virus warning. ;oD
What I didn’t also tell her, and I’m sure I don’t need to tell this group (but I will anyway, just for fun) is that all too often the resulting mayhem went on for several days worth of Reply-To-All’s, varying from amused to annoyed to apoplectic.
Oh, I should have saved some screenshots…LOL