Lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts, and more.
Hosted by Larry Mantle
Airs Weekdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

In honor of Utah’s ‘reply-all’ fiasco, we invite you to share your worst email-related faux pas




A woman looks at her email on a computer screen in Washington on November 23, 2010
A woman looks at her email on a computer screen in Washington on November 23, 2010
Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Listen to story

17:30
Download this story 8.0MB

Maria Peterson, a deputy director at Utah’s Department of Corrections, sent an email last week to invite about 80 of her colleagues to the annual holiday party.

Unbeknownst to her, the email was erroneously sent to about 22,000 people.

What happened next has been dubbed “replyall-pocalpyse,” “potluckgate,” and “reply all madness” by the New York Times. You guessed it… many of the recipients of Peterson’s invitation responded by replying to everyone on the email. Peterson’s inbox blew up. The state’s technology department corrected the error 12 minutes after the initial email was sent, so that Peterson was the only person who received a response from anyone who replied-all. Still, the damage was done.  The thousands of replies ended up clogging the state’s phone and email systems for several hours.

Inspired by what happened in Utah, AirTalk wants to know your worst, and funniest, email-related fiasco. Call us at 866-893-5722 to share your story