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Reply and Reply All

When you reply all, it goes out to everyone on the To line and the CC line.  Reply only goes to the sender.  When we send out a mail to many people, you might see a sentence that says 'little 'r' me'.  This means to use the small R instead of the Big R.  That basically means to reply only to me instead of replying to everyone on the mail thread.

A mail is also referred to as a thread.  That is because in the office, a mail can go on back and forth among many people so it becomes a chain of mail that started from one email.  I'll use these terminologies in the next several example sentences.

"I sent out a mail to the whole group.  I requested that they little 'r' me with their ideas."
"When I receive a mail sent out to multiple people, I keep forgetting to send to all."
 
This next sentence is not a spoken sentence.  It's a common sentence used in email when someone forgets to send to everyone.

'Resending to include everyone.'

If you see this, that means the person sent a reply to the sender instead of replying all.

"Start a mail thread on your idea. I think everyone should get in on this discussion."
"Do you want me to start a mail thread for this?"

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