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type of email received in larger companies?

I don't want to just include the fortune 500 but for purposes of this question I am really just looking for responses from those who work for "larger" companies (intentionally didn't quantify ) I'm sure the smaller companies do have these types of emails due to the fact that everyone will know everyone.

Do you get emails saying that people had babies, or that such and such died but you have no idea who they are because you work in another location? I also wonder for the death notices what happens when the person comes back to work, checks email, then sees the notice that's likely a week old. While I'm sure that there is at least one person that does appreciate notices like this, but it really gets to be nuts sometime. One week we had 3 death notices.

Then there are the retirement parties that ask for $ for people you never even see or know. But that's a whole other thing.

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No...we had a moritorium on "send to all users" emails"...all of those have to go through two people including a director...we do get them...it's just they are from "the company"...and about things like the mobile driver's license renewal van being in our parking lot or street blockages because of parades and stuff like that...

we do, however, have email groups set up such as all the users of a department and sometimes those get a message about someone's death or if someone has tickets to something they want to get rid of...but not to the entire corporation...

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we do, however, have email groups set up such as all the users of a department and sometimes those get a message about someone's death or if someone has tickets to something they want to get rid of...but not to the entire corporation...



groups are OK in my book, just not the "all xyz corporation" group

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Ours are restricted to location for things like birthdays and death notices, and to divisions for hires at a certain level, and company wide for high enough people.

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Not sure if we count as a "large company" in your book (15,000 or so employees world wide), but for us, no, we don't get emails sent to the entire company announcing births, deaths, etc. There *are* localized emails about various activities (like the drivers license truck, blood drives, etc.), plus various newsletter type things directing us to look at the intranet site for more info.

The client in Los Angeles is a different story, however. I have an email account on their email system, I get all sorts of stuff. They send announcements about everything. Grand rounds, deaths, etc. They are better at it now than before. They are now consolidating most announcements into a singal email. Of course, they are singe facility hospital (but a pretty big hospital), so it's not like there are people scattered all over the world in multiple facilties. For the most part, everyone is all located in the same place.

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I work for a company with > 50,000 employes spread out all over the US (and world, but the vast majority are domestic.) The group I belong to contains about 10-30 people depending how far up the management chain you go to define us, but I only get messages of those types from the people I work closest with and am in contact with on a daily basis. This is a smaller subset of people, maybe 15-20 at most.

I never see messages like that send to more than 10-20 people at a time.

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At my last job that happened all the time. I'd get back from a business trip to find 100 messages of 'work spam' and 3 messages that were meant for me. It was very annoying. The most common emails were death notices, retirement parties and the most annoying, replying all for an RSVP or response to the original email.
There were about 3000 people at our location.

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We have sigs for various non-business topics.

If you have something to send out, you write to the sig.

If you don't want to hear about it, don't subscribe to the sig.

I think it's cool that they make these accomodations for the non-work related stuff.

I work for a fairly large (but not well-known) company. I'm not sure how large we are because our offices are spread out around the world.

Terry

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The company I work for is approx 16k worldwide, and occasionally there are emails sent to fairly large (but not company-wide) distribution groups for personal things. I personally don't mind them in the least, but I do mind the knuckleheads who reply to all saying take them off the distribution list, and then seeing a dozen others follow suit. That gets maddening . . .

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I work for a company with 50,000+ employees. Very few emails ever get sent out to everyone. Even then, it's usually from the CEO and maybe once or twice a year. Death notices and such are usually confined to a group of 200 or less people.

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I work for a large corporation, with over 150,000 employees worldwide spread across several divisions. The division I work for has various offices in the US, and they are all accessible using email groups. If you send an email to 'DivisionName' it gets sent to every office in our division in the US.

Most people are good about not using this group, but some of the corporate drones at head office use it to announce promotions and new hires for people in legal or finance, which irritates me. I've never heard of this person, will never meet them, and don't care to know about their promotion.

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I created a filter in Outlook so: If my name is NOT in the TO line, the email is deleted - with the exception of emails from my immediate workgroups.

It even gets rid of the 500+ United Way emails every year.

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