You hit ‘Reply All’ to a private email by accident
Damn your index finger and its ability to ruin things with the twitch of a click. According to Lowder, there is no way around this stomach-turning mishap. “It’s near impossible to cover up ‘Reply All’ fiascos – even the ‘Retract Email’ function doesn’t work as promised,” she explains. “Apologise to the private parties whose information has gone unintentionally public, and hope that lasting damage isn’t done.” If you’re worried about the contents of your email getting in the wrong hands, it shouldn’t be in an email, period.