WASHINGTON — The feelings are universal: dread, loathing and disbelief. Another reply-all email chain has arrived.
Perhaps it was the neighbor who sent a selfie to the entire neighborhood and everyone just had to chime in (the puppy was super cute, though).
Maybe it was a quick note from the boss, and the entire staff, inexplicably, felt compelled to reply-all with one word (cool!).
But behold, the days of bother caused by endless email chains are over.
You can opt out.
Both Gmail and Microsoft Outlook offer a way out, Slate notes.
For Gmail users, a drop down menu, noted by “more,” provides the option. By selecting “mute,” future reply-all messages within a given thread will be ignored but not deleted.
Outlook users can pull their trigger fingers even faster. Clicking “ignore” in the upper left-hand corner will make the pain go away.