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        AskWoody Plus

        Initially the Reply All Storm Protection feature will use the following conditions to detect a reply all storm:

        10 reply all-s to over 5000 recipients within 60 minutes

        It will then block subsequent replies to the thread for 4 hours.

        Reply All Storm Protection in Exchange Online

        It’s a mystery to me why Microsoft didn’t do something like this twenty years ago: Me Too!

        Better late than never?

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        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        It took us half a day to quell a reply all storm and 2 extra days to clean up the mess. And that wasn’t anywhere near 5000 recipients. I want that time back please!

        cheers, Paul

        • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Paul T.
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        AskWoody Lounger

        Reply-all issues are probably worse than normal now, with people teleworking. That’s my guess on why MS finally did this. I’m just glad the amount of recipients to trigger this is so high – right now with my library system we do have reply-alls going to about 280 people at a time, as three subgroups are collaborating on virtual services we’re offering, and valid reply-alls have come in fast at times. I’m sure IT departments wish that MS would give them control over the settings, though (besides wishing that end users would learn to check who they are replying to – making reply-all a default implies the user knows what that means).

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