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Outlook Distribution problem.

Posted on 2004-10-28
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Last Modified: 2010-04-08
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!
Question by:kornflake
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sunray_2003 earned 200 total points
ID: 12438900
Try this
In the TO field , put your email address and in the BCC put the distribution list

Check what happens


Author Comment

ID: 12439050
nah, my name still appears in others 'To' boxes.....
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Expert Comment

ID: 12439103
>>  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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Author Comment

ID: 12439134
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?

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Expert Comment

ID: 12439170
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

Author Comment

ID: 12439290
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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Expert Comment

ID: 12439372
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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