The listserv that lives on

Remember that giant reply all email that wouldn’t go away? Well we had almost forgotten about the whole fiasco. But now it’s back, and after two days of straight-up inbox flooding, we just can’t take it anymore.

The accidental spam thread had been dormant for weeks till Tuesday, when a single student awoke the thread by asking to be removed from it. Since then, all hell has broken loose.

56 additional people have asked to be unsubscribed. Several other people have requested that their status switch to “resubscribe” or “funsubscribe.” We’ve received advertisements for personal Twitter accounts. The situation has been compared to great literary works about interminable, unexitable activities. A few emails have been sent in foreign languages. And we’ve received personal missives.   Continue Reading