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Friday, October 13, 2006

E-Mails to Multiple Recipients


When you send an e-mail to lots of recipients, you should never put all of the names in the To or Copy fields.

It is a very bad idea to give all the recipients, all of the other e-mail addresses. One might be a spammer or more likely have a virus that distributes all of those addresses to one.

Use the Bcc or Blind Copy field for the multiple e-mail addresses and put yourself in the To field. This protects everybody’s e-mail address.

Note how the e-mail addresses are separated by semi-colons (;) in the figure above.

Note that if you are sending e-mails to the same set of recipients on a regular basis, then you can define a distribution list in e-mail programs such as Outlook.



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