There are few things more annoying than receiving an organization-wide email then experiencing the "reply all" phenomenon for days (or weeks) afterward. The hours of lost productivity spent sorting through unnecessary "reply all" emails could be regained with a simple solution.
Microsoft, Google, and other email platform owners need to create a secondary check every time a person clicks, "Reply All". It could be as simple as, "Do you intend to send this message to everyone else on the distribution list?" with a simple "Yes" or "No" button before being allowed to compose the email. The programming would be relatively simple while forcing users to consider their intent before continuing.
Not only can this simple change help us reclaim our inboxes and regain lost productivity, perhaps we can keep Karen from accounting from spamming us every time there is an email from corporate.