How to delete email addresses that appear in the body of the message


When forwarding an email, how do I delete all of the other addresses that appear in the body of the message? I have tried highlighting, right click and delete and backspacing and still cannot delete the other addresses.


This question was answered on February 21, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To forward an email as an attachment without revealing all the addresses in it:

1 Save the message you want to forward as a .eml or .msg file

2 Open the saved message in a text editor like Notepad

3 Delete all the email addresses you do not want to reveal

Usually, you can simply remove the To: and Cc: lines completely

4 In your email client, forward the original message as an attachment

5 Before sending the forward, however, delete the automatically generated attachment

6 Attach your edited .eml or .msg file instead

7 Continue composing and delivering the forward as usual

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Posted by Kera of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 21, 2005