May 28, 2007

BCC

When sending email to a large and diverse group of people, BCC is your friend. Everyone in your address book might not be happy to have their email address distributed to everyone else in your address book, and if you use TO or CC, that's what you're doing. Even worse is if one or more of the addressees are mailing lists, than you have no idea to whom you're distributing all your friends' addresses.
Here's an example that I just received, on a mailing list:

The family of X Y regrets to inform you that he passed
away on XXX XX, 2007. You are receiving this message because your
e-mail was found in his address book. We have just begun to sort
through his computer files.

Thank you for your time,
Y Family


This was sent to about 120 addresses, including a handful of mailing lists. Not the way to do things, people.

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