Mailing List software

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Tue Aug 23 13:50:39 UTC 2005

Robin Bowes

>> For just 16 people you can simply put their addresses in the BCC field.

Dotan Cohen

> They get the message without thier name in the To field. I already had
> four of them ask why. It is important that thier names be on the To
> field.

If you didn't want to use mailing list software, just your own mailer,
you could put your own address in the TO field for BCC'd messages.

e.g. To: "Dotan's list recipients" <dotancohen at>

That sort of thing, done with some thought, usually explains away some
of the surprise some people get when receiving BCC'd mail.

Of course, if you use a mailing list program, some of them won't use the
recipient's name in the TO field, either.  They'll work rather like my

Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.
I read messages from the public lists.

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