On 10/08/09 07:38, Bill Spikowski wrote:
> Paul B. Gallagher wrote:
>> Bill Spikowski wrote:
>>> Martin Freitag wrote:
>>>> Bill Spikowski schrieb:
>>>>> I use a couple of "personal address books" to circulate documents to 
>>>>> key
>>>>> colleagues.
>>>>> This feature is very convenient for me, but after sending these
>>>>> messages, all of the email addresses then appear in the "to" line, 
>>>>> which
>>>>> upsets many recipients.
>>>>> Is there a way that the NAMES of the recipients would appear, but not
>>>>> their email addresses? I used to insert my personal address book into
>>>>> the "bcc" line, but then my colleagues often ended up forwarding these
>>>>> messages to others who are already on this list because they have no 
>>>>> way
>>>>> of knowing they had already gotten the original message.
>>>> Nope, either you BCC or you don't.
>>>> By names only, no other email-program would know what the hell that
>>>> should be.
>>>> Maybe think about using a mailing-list for that kind of stuff, whoever
>>>> wants can subscribe then, noone needs to forwards anything ;-)
>>>> regards
>>>> Martin
>>> Thanks -- I may go that route.
>> A good choice.
>> Here's a clumsy workaround, if you do this rarely enough:
>> When you're ready to send a broadcast, specify that it should be sent 
>> later. Go into Unsent Messages, CTRL-U to reveal the message's source 
>> code, and copy the distribution list from the message header.
>> In a text editor or word processor, strip out all the email addresses 
>> (e.g., replace all strings of the form " <*>" with null). Copy/paste the 
>> resulting sanitized list.
>> Return to the unsent message, Edit as New, and paste the sanitized 
>> distribution list into the body of the message with a suitable note to 
>> the recipients. Send the message, and delete the earlier draft.
>> A slightly less clumsy workaround would be to save a message to the list 
>> as a template (with the distribution list in the body as described 
>> above). This would be OK if the list is rarely updated, even if you send 
>> lots of broadcasts.
>> If the distribution list is frequently updated, mailing list software 
>> such as Mailman is the way to go.
>> Why a handful of key colleagues would be upset at other members of the 
>> team seeing their email addresses is beyond my comprehension.
> These colleagues know each others' e-mail addresses already -- but these 
> messages often get circulated to others, and then to others....

Do you mean that one of the colleagues receives a message that was
addressed to a large, internal group, then replies to the message
including all the original recipients, but also includes new recipients
which are outside of the internal group?

Why would anyone do such a thing?

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