[thelist] emails with nothing in the To: field

Scarlett Julian (ED) Julian.Scarlett at sheffield.gov.uk
Fri Mar 15 09:41:01 CST 2002

Thanks to all who have replied to this (most off list thankfully). Sorry to
have asked such a question; as soon as I got the first reply I realised that
I actually knew the answer and then the replies just kept coming to make me
feel even worse. I definitely owe a good tip and will sort that out next
week. Thanks again folks


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Webmaster [mailto:webmaster at archetype-it.com]
> Sent: Friday, March 15, 2002 3:33 PM
> To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: Re: [thelist] emails with nothing in the To: field
> At 15:10 15/03/2002 +0000, you wrote:
> >I occasionally get emails from people that I don't know
> where there is
> >nothing in the To; field. Even if I look at the internet
> headers there is
> >nothing there about whom it was sent to. How can this be??
> Am I getting
> >spammed or is it the result of a mailer worm or does the
> sender have a
> >clever trick?
> They're probably just putting all the recipients in the BCC
> field (thus
> able to send mail to several people without revealing all the
> addresses).
> Veronica Yuill                 email: veronicay at archetype-it.com
> Archetype Information Technology Ltd
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