Use BCC field when addressing mass mail
PLEASE READ: and become a better E-mail user. This information is
intended not only to make you a neater "E-mailer" but one that is more
considerate and more thoughtful.
Your friends will be thankful!.
Would you write your friends' phone numbers on the walls of public
places? I didn't think so. Then why would you share their private
E-mail addresses with a group of strangers when you know that many of
whom will CARELESSLY forward the same addresses to even more strangers?
DON'T DO IT! Instead, use your E-mail program'S BCC feature.
BCC means Blind Carbon Copy. It provides a way of addressing messages
to more than one person so that everyone's address is not displayed for
all to see. ALL email programs, including the web-based email services,
allow you to address messages using BCC. In other words you can "BCC"
one or more recipients when sending a message. Some require that you
provide at least one address in the TO: field before sending. If this
is the case with your email client (program, application), place YOUR
OWN email address in the TO: field. Keep your recipients' addresses in
the BCC field.
- Using BCC protects your recipients'
private email addresses from being spread to strangers (from being
released into the public domain.)
- Using BCC helps prevent SPAM.
- When using BCC, messages are easier on
your readers because the messages contain less text to sift through.
The cleaner the message, the easier it is to read.
- Because the messages contain less
text, they're smaller and require less bandwidth. They will download
- Using BCC shows your consideration of
others by not publishing hundreds of your contacts to strangers
- In most email clients, the BCC field
is very apparent and obvious.
- While in a new message in AOL's web mail,
click BCC. In Gmail and Yahoo Mail!, click add BCC. In Hotmail, click
Show Cc & Bcc.
- In Outlook and Outlook express, it's
not so obvious but turning it on is a one-time event.
- To activate the BCC field in Outlook
Express, create a new message and choose View, All Headers.
- To activate the BCC field in
MS-Outlook, create a new message and choose View, BCC.
- Lotus Notes - the BCC field is right
there. Nothing to "turn on", no hoops to jump through, just use it!