[plug] re: Email rules
hagar at iinet.net.au
Wed Feb 20 20:53:32 WST 2008
On Wed, 20 Feb 2008, Alex Polglaze wrote:
> Gavin Chester wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-02-20 at 12:00 +0900, Bret Busby wrote:
> > Okay - hoping to learn here, so please indulge me further :-) What
> > really gives me the sh at ts is email newbs who send to a group in an
> > organisation or association (let's say 12-50 recipients) and the email
> > client displays all addresses in the "to" box that ends up taking up a
> > whole damn screen! :-( So, that's where "undisclosed" recipients in the
> > BCC protects privacy and saves eye strain. Your suggestion of mail lists
> > is obviously the best, but well beyond most people guilty of this email
> > bad-practice.
> > What is a compromise to satisfy netiquette and spam filters? Would one
> > user with two valid email addresses suffice (from and to, with everyone
> > else in BCC)? Please, I do this from time to time and don't want my
> > missives to be labelled spam :-)
> Why don't you just BCC everybody or else create a list and BCC that. You
> end with a "from" address and an "undisclosed recipient" in the "to" box.
> No eye strain, no screen waste, and no access to e-mail address for
> nefarious "other" persons.
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A properley set up mail server wont allow an undefined to address.
Or a none existing one - Ive hit that problem B4.
The standard is to use yourself as the to recipient.
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