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Outlook Distribution problem.

Posted on 2004-10-28
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I have about 120 contacts to mail a newsletter out to. I do not want them to see all of the names in the 'To' box when I send them. I try loading them into a Distribution List and them putting that group into the BCC field. I send it and the first name of the distribution list appears as the 'To' contact to EVERY one it was sent to...Why is this? Help!
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Question by:kornflake
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    Try this
    In the TO field , put your email address and in the BCC put the distribution list

    Check what happens

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    by:kornflake
    nah, my name still appears in others 'To' boxes.....
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    by:sunray_2003
    >>  I send it and the first name of the distribution list appears as the 'To' contact to EVERY one it was sent to...Why is this? Help!  

    is different from

    >> my name still appears in others 'To' boxes.....

    What exactly do you need ?

    What do you want to appear in the TO field when the recipient get their email ?

    How about you put nothing in the TO field and put the distribution list in the BCC...
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    by:kornflake
    OK, sorry for any confusion - its hectic here -

    Right now I'm testing it - i have a distribution list with two names for now.
    I tried putting nothing in the to field and the list into the BCC field and when I checked the email of the second person in the list - the 'To' box has my name which obviously doesn't make sense. So, instead of my name appearing in a person 'To' box, I need theirs, of course.

    Does that help?

    thanks!
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    by:sunray_2003
    I guess something is really weird..

    Does your name in the distribution list ?
    instead of putting all the emails , just put ONE email address in the distribution list and test what happens
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    by:kornflake
    ok, somethings bizarre. I had two names of my workmates just to test the distribution list - when I look at the email on their systems, my name is STILL in the 'TO' box!! What the smeg is goin on?
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    by:sunray_2003
    Technically , you should be seeing undisclosed recipient in the TO field if you had NOT put anything in the TO field , while sending the email ..

    Can you send that email from your outlook to a yahoo email or hotmail and check what you see there
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