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Is using Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) Safe?

by Scoobyfan / July 26, 2007 12:43 PM PDT

Hello Everyone!

I send e-newsletters out to a small group of subscribers. My research has taught me that it is best to send the subscribers the e-news by putting the group in the BCC category to decrease sending and getting Spam and viruses. However, someone recently told me that BCC addresses are targets for Spam and viruses. (Is this true?)

If it isn't safe to send via BCC, which way is safe?

I use MS Outlook 2003 to send the e-news. I use Avast antivirus and Windows Firewall.

Any help will be appreciated.

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Bcc is safe --
by El Alquimista / July 26, 2007 1:10 PM PDT

at least so far as any e-mail is safe. If someone should, somehow, intercept one of your mails, they would get that recipient's address -- but only that one. On the other hand, should a mail having a list of recipients, or regular ccs, then the entire list is available. Bcc is, therefore, generally recommended for best protection of your recipients from spam and other unwanted attention.

One wonders how rumors, such as the oine you heard, get started.


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Thanks for your response
by Scoobyfan / July 26, 2007 1:16 PM PDT
In reply to: Bcc is safe --

Thanks for responding so promptly. I'm glad that I'm on the right track using BCC!!

Hackers probably start the rumors to trap easy targets! Sad

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(NT) You're welcome
by El Alquimista / July 26, 2007 7:41 PM PDT
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