Nielsen Disables “Reply to All” Email Function

Sometimes, it’s the little things that making working in an office just a bit more pleasant. WebNewser received the email below detailing a change coming to the email accounts of all Nielsen employees.

—–Original Message—–

From: Nielsen Communications

Sent: Tue 1/27/2009 10:16 AM

To: All Nielsen People – Worldwide

Subject: ‘Reply to All’ Function to be Disabled


A Message from [name redacted]

In December, the Nielsen Executive Council (NEC) held an Act Now! event to review suggestions from across the business that would eliminate bureaucracy and inefficiency. Beginning Thursday, January 29, we will implement one of the approved recommendations: removing the “Reply to All” functionality from Microsoft Outlook.

We have noticed that the “Reply to All” functionality results in unnecessary inbox clutter. Beginning Thursday we will eliminate this function, allowing you to reply only to the sender. Responders who want to copy all can do so by selecting the names or using a distribution list.

Eliminating the “Reply to All” function will:

• Require us to copy only those who need to be involved in an e-mail conversation

• Reduce non-essential messages in mailboxes, freeing up our time as well as server space

This is one of the many changes being implemented as a result of the NEC Act Now! initiative. If you have any suggestions on how we can continue to improve the way we work, please send your comments to Nielsen Communications.

[name redacted]
Chief Information Officer

We applaud you, Nielsen Executive Council, for de-cluttering your employees’ inboxes. Now, about that spam…