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how to send message to mailing list so recipient can not see the other recipients , is this possible i could not find a way?


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dappleAuthor Commented:
im using outlook 2k
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bchewCommented:
Put all recipients into the "Bcc..." instead of the "To..." or "Cc..." box.  If you can not see the "Bcc..." box, goto the "View" menu in the document you want to send and select "Bcc Field"

Bert
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dappleAuthor Commented:
i tried it does not work, name still appears in the to box
what i really want is to use a distribution list then in the to box
the recipients can only see the name of the distribution list
e.g. undisclosed-recipients
they do not see what makes up the list just undisclosed-recipients
like the mail that you receive from experts exchange!
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bchewCommented:
Do NOT put the mailing list in the TO box.  ONLY put the mailing list in the Bcc box.

Bert
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dappleAuthor Commented:
Yes i did as you said
put the mailing list in the Bcc box.
The to box for the recipient still has all the names of the mailing list instead of just the mailing list name

David
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dappleAuthor Commented:
Yes i did as you said
put the mailing list in the Bcc box.
The to box for the recipient still has all the names of the mailing list instead of just the mailing list name

David
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bchewCommented:
That sounds very odd!  Bcc means "Blind Carbon Copy" and is specifically NOT supposed to include any recipient listed there anywhere in the outgoing mail.
Could you send a test message to your list and put me in the Bcc... box as well so I can see what the headers look like?  You can send it to bhc91@hotmail.com

Bert.
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bchewCommented:
Since my answer did not work for you, I will withdraw it so others can give it a shot.

Bert
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jarussellCommented:
Okay, I think I've got it for you.
Put the name of the distribution list in the BCC and put your address in the "To:" field. I just tested it in Outlook 2K and it worked.
Jim
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dappleAuthor Commented:
ok
thats works fine
is there a way i can include just a text string in the to: box
instead of having to send myself a copy
every time
Is there another email client that will do what i want

David
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jarussellCommented:
This may work with Outlook, it does in Pegasus (the client I use). I forward jokes to a lot of folks (sorry about that) and I put in the "To:" header
"Something to Amuse You" <my email address> (quotes and brackets are intended). I never get a copy back. If that doesn't work and no one has an answer, check out Pegasus. It's a free program and pretty powerful, but not a full featured PIM as Outlook.
http://www.pegasus.usa.com/
Jim
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bchewCommented:
Outlook 97 works exactly as I described to you.  You can leave the TO: line entirely blank.

Bert
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