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College Fails Entire Student Body in Epic Email 'Fail' - Have you ever had an epic email fail?

Posted by on May. 8, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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College Fails Entire Student Body in Epic Email 'Fail'

Posted by Kiri Blakeley on May 7, 2012

Over the weekend, a university in Michigan decided to dismiss its entire student body. An email was sent to all students registered at Eastern Michigan University with the words:

As a result of your Winter 2012 academic performance, you have been dismissed from Eastern Michigan University.

Yikes. That's a lot dummies in one college. The only problem is that the failed students were actually victims of an epic email fail.

The dismissal email, which was supposed to go out to only about 100 students, was mistakenly sent out to the entire student body, and even some recent graduates. Wrote one student: "Had I read the email when it was immediately sent, I would have felt light-headed, especially since I have a 4.0 GPA."

Not long after the dismissal email, another one went out, this time telling students that a mistake had been made. Wrote the mortified college president, Susan Martin:

Please disregard the message or any letter you may receive.

Huh, so fail letters went out, too? Did anyone make any fail phone calls? Well, we've all been guilty of the occasional embarrassing email fail. I once was cc'd on an email by a work colleague who was making fun of me. (We're still friends!) And once I sent an email complaining about a particularly difficult public relations person to a coworker -- only instead I sent it to the PR lady herself. (Lots of groveling involved in that one.)

But for a university to send out an email fail to the entire student body? At least for this class, EMU gets a big fat F.

Have you ever had an epic email fail?

by on May. 8, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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EbonySnow
by Desiree on May. 8, 2012 at 12:24 PM

 never had an email fail but that is hilarious!

robertmommie
by Renee on May. 8, 2012 at 2:25 PM

I've never made a mistake with emails.

tayanddyl
by Member on May. 8, 2012 at 3:46 PM

 yes i have.  i thought i was replying to my supervisor once only to realize I replied to my BOSS!!! and i was saying some pretty ugly things about him

kerryket
by Kerry on May. 8, 2012 at 5:17 PM

That's pretty hilarious!

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by on May. 8, 2012 at 6:01 PM

wow

itsallabtthem84
by ~B~ on May. 8, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Not that I know of. Wonder how many people got extremely upset about the email.

kanake
by on May. 9, 2012 at 2:59 PM

UH OH,What became of it?


Quoting tayanddyl:

 yes i have.  i thought i was replying to my supervisor once only to realize I replied to my BOSS!!! and i was saying some pretty ugly things about him


kanake
by on May. 9, 2012 at 2:59 PM

No I haven't

tayanddyl
by Member on May. 9, 2012 at 3:08 PM

 he answered the email, told me why he did what he did and for months he hardly said 2 words to me.  I didn't get in "trouble" but it was a little uncomfortable

Quoting kanake:

UH OH,What became of it?


Quoting tayanddyl:

 yes i have.  i thought i was replying to my supervisor once only to realize I replied to my BOSS!!! and i was saying some pretty ugly things about him


 

kanake
by on May. 9, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Ohh Boy. Glad you didnt get in trouble.

Quoting tayanddyl:

 he answered the email, told me why he did what he did and for months he hardly said 2 words to me.  I didn't get in "trouble" but it was a little uncomfortable

Quoting kanake:

UH OH,What became of it?


Quoting tayanddyl:

 yes i have.  i thought i was replying to my supervisor once only to realize I replied to my BOSS!!! and i was saying some pretty ugly things about him


 


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