This is hilarious!
Imagine if you were the person who did this...
A 'test' email was accidentally sent to 1.2m NHS staff and managed to crash the whole system on Monday morning.
So far I've 200 deleted replies
NHS staff used Twitter to complain about an email that "inadvertently" included everyone on the mailing list of the NHSmail system.
Thousands of replies were sent in response and some asked to be removed from the mailing list.
Staff used social media to encourage others to stop replying to the message.
— Michael Fulton (@michaelfulton0) November 14, 2016
Meme-ville went crazy!
So looking forward to reading all my emails from my new nhs friends when I return to work tomorrow! #nhsmail
— Clare Hardman (@scarlettchook) November 14, 2016
Reply to all should be banned #nhsmail
— Ben Garner (@bengarner999) November 14, 2016
— Aisha 🇬🇾🇸🇱 (@AishaKSmart) November 14, 2016
Slow handclap for the individual that sent a test email to the entire NHSMail user base, and bravo to those that "replied to all"… pic.twitter.com/zkg5uG7t2M
— Colin McDonnell (@Malignanthero) November 14, 2016
Remember if you ever complain about your inbox is full, think of the poor person who has just sent a message to the whole NHS… #nhsmail
— Jamie Richardson (@JamieShrink) November 14, 2016
Oh dear, a Reply Allpocalypse for a 1.25 million staff accidental email. This will be fun. #NHSMail
— Thom O'Neill (@fakethom) November 14, 2016
You'd think a "senior ICT delivery facilitator" would know how to send an email correctly… #NHSMail
— Emma Suffield (@CakeDragon) November 14, 2016
#nhsmail 1.2 million people have received approx 151 emails in error this morning. That's 186 million needless emails so far today.
— Graham Hyde (@GrahamHyde) November 14, 2016
In a statement – sent via text message owing to the email system problems – an NHS Digital spokeswoman said: “Some users have experienced short delays in the NHSmail system this morning. Action has been taken to resolve this issue.
“A number of email accounts have been operating slower than normal due to an NHSmail user setting up an email distribution list which inadvertently included everyone on the NHSmail system.
“As soon as we became aware of the issue, we deleted the distribution list so that no one else could respond to it. We anticipate that the issue will be rectified very soon.”A message sent to NHSmail users and seen by The Guardian described the email as a “high severity service incident” and said that an “issue” with a distribution list meant that test emails had been more widely circulated than planned, which, combined with the replies, had left some users with “slow performance” of their emails.
It also confirmed that the distribution list had now been removed, and that “associated emails are being traced and cleared”.
Just what everybody needed on a Monday morning!