Re: Mail, not to be confused with spam...
Paul Smith <paul <at> pscs.co.uk>
2011-12-01 10:04:11 GMT
On 30/11/2011 15:30, SM wrote:
> At 06:30 30-11-2011, Alessandro Vesely wrote:
>> There are already 500+ comments on yesterday's post on Slashdot on
>> "Europe's Largest IT Company To Ban Internal Email" .
>> Is it because of spam that people stops using email?
> According to the news article, "only 10 per cent of the 200 electronic
> messages his employees receive per day on average turn out to be
> useful". There wasn't any mention of "internal email" or "spam".
It depends what they mean by 'useful'
I get lots of emails from ZDNet, Computing.co.uk etc which are, 90% of
the time, useless, but I subscribed to them, and occasionally there's
something useful. It takes me 2 seconds to scan them and delete if
they're not. I could easily unsubscribe if I wanted.
In a lot of businesses, no one understands the 'reply' button (just
'reply all'), and they can never remember people's email addresses, so
just email to everyone (just in case) - this works to best effect in
companies of 1000+ employees - and they'll always forward messages about
how you shouldn't open emails with 'hello' in the subject or your PC
will explode, so it's not surprising that 90% of it is rubbish. Of
course, people then reply (to all) saying please stop sending them
emails, which starts a storm of everyone else doing it (replying to
all), then people reply (to all) complaining that they are still getting
emails, etc, etc.