Email Apocalypse

Even IT can’t fix this mess up.

We’ve all accidentally sent the wrong email to the wrong person. Copied someone in when they needn’t be there. Well, someone in the NHS has taken this innocent hiccup to the national scale.

After receiving a test email sent to all NHS employees from an IT company in Croydon, one sad email user took to Twitter.

It all got a bit out of hand, to be honest.

https://twitter.com/lew_jenkins/status/798155010647334912

According to the BBC, 840,000 NHS employees were copied into the email. The servers became clogged with the amount of emails all sending at once, and a number of employees have been unable to use their work emails.

The email system is used by the NHS, and other organisations who have been approved for use, to discuss healthcare.

https://twitter.com/drbenwhite/status/798150542212169728

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