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Use Bcc when Sending Group E-mails


Stop exposing your mailing list to spam!


This question was answered on August 12, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I cringe every time I get an email with a massive Carbon Copy list of e-mail addresses Because I know that, somewhere down the line, that e-mail will end up in the hands of a spammer, and therefore, my e-mail address If you like to e-mail or forward to large mailing lists, please use proper netiquette by using the Bcc (Blind Carbon Copy) function Email addresses sent from the Bcc field are invisible to other people on the mailing list Using this function is simple, and very similar to using the overly-popular Cc (Carbon Copy) function Here’s how:

For Outlook Express users:

1 Start by composing a message

2 Below the To and Cc boxes, you will see Bcc Enter your mailing addresses in the Bcc field.

3 Now send the e-mail as usual

For AOL users:

1 Start by composing a message

2 In the To or Cc field, enclose the e-mail addresses in parentheses For example: ([email protected], [email protected])

3 Now send the e-mail as usual

When recipients receive your email, they’ll only see their name and no one else on your list For directions using other e-mail programs, click here

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Posted by Chad of Data Doctors on August 12, 2005