Sorry for my english it's not perfect. I send an email to 700 people with a mistake in the object. I don't know how can i react. Is it good to send an other email with a mention (without the mistake is better).

Thanks for you help

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    Heavily depends on the mistake you made - was it just a typo or something way more severe? – Sebastian Proske Nov 4 '16 at 10:36
  • it's a mistake of conjugation (thanks french langage) – Florian Avilez Nov 4 '16 at 10:49
  • What was the mistake? – jimm101 Nov 4 '16 at 11:37
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    What do you mean by "object of an email"? Do you mean the subject line of the email? – sleske Nov 4 '16 at 15:00
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    @FlorianAvilez This kind of mistake will probably be seen as a misspelling or typo (missing a letter, or accidentally capitalizing the E). I doubt that a correction is needed, unless there is a chance for confusion (e.g. if you make a mistake on a date or time). – Brandin Nov 4 '16 at 15:30

If the mistake is meaningful (like a wrong date for an event), then it's perfectly ok to send another corrected copy with an apology at the top.

"Sorry, I forgot to include x,y,z"

I get it from time to time in work related mass emails I'm sent.

If it's less severe (a spelling mistake for example), then there's no need to send a correction.

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    Yep. While the mistake like a typo may be a bit harmful to one's reputation, sending a correction will not fix that, and in fact will draw more attention to it. – user45590 Nov 4 '16 at 15:34

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