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Thread: How to send emails out to multiple people without sharing email addresses with all?????

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    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone knows how to send out an email to multiple people without all of the people who receive it seeing each others email addresses? Is this even possible? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequiltmama
    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone knows how to send out an email to multiple people without all of the people who receive it seeing each others email addresses? Is this even possible? :)
    Yes - there are 3 options: To, Cc, & Bcc. The Bcc stands for Blind copy. If you use this one the person receiving your e-mail will see their address, but none of the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Yes - there are 3 options: To, Cc, & Bcc. The Bcc stands for Blind copy. If you use this one the person receiving your e-mail will see their own address, but none of the others.
    Exactly right.

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    thanks. I hope that works :)
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by thequiltmama
    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone knows how to send out an email to multiple people without all of the people who receive it seeing each others email addresses? Is this even possible? :)
    Yes - there are 3 options: To, Cc, & Bcc. The Bcc stands for Blind copy. If you use this one the person receiving your e-mail will see their address, butnone of the others.

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    bcc: would see the to: and cc: addresses and only its own bcc: address

    to: and cc: would not see any of the bcc: addresses

    from:'s copy of the email would show every address - to:, cc:, bcc:

    http://email.about.com/od/emailnetiq...cc_and_bcc.htm


    I found out some really surprising info about bcc addresses few years ago.

    The email message actually gets sent out with ALL the addresses (to:, cc:, bcc: ) attached. Something to do with SMTP protocol.

    When it's gets to each recipient's mail server, then the other addresses are stripped out before being forwarded to individual mailboxes.

    So technically, that individual email you received was sent to you with all the bcc addresses, but you never see them.

    However, if a to: recipient had access to the mail server, it would be possible to view the bcc: addresses.

    For 99% of the people who use bcc:
    s, it is blind and works fine.

    But in terms of legal, business and/or marital issues ;-) , you should just be aware there is a trail. And it is trackable. ;-)

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    Oh no, it is just my friends but some of them are private type people. :)

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    Thank you. That's most interesting and very useful information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequiltmama
    Oh no, it is just my friends but some of them are private type people. :)
    Of course! And I've never used it for "nefarious" purposes either.

    But I was really surprised - almost stunned - to learn that.

    Especially when I think of some business emails that I've sent over the years. Stopped that practice pretty quickly. ;-)

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    Some of it can depend on the e- mail program . You need to find out if you can "suppress" the recipient list in your e- mail program. When you suppress no one sees the others on the list.

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    I usually put my own email address in the "To" and everyone elses in BCC.

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