[thelist] tips on avoiding "bcc"ing to avoid being a spammer

Joshua Olson joshua at waetech.com
Thu Feb 26 07:30:30 CST 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anthony Baratta
> Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 12:14 AM
> Make sure you reduce the number of BCCs to less than 50.

Hi all,

This may be a stupid and simple question but...

Since bcc is designed to make the carbon copies completely and totally
hidden from the recipient, wouldn't it be true to also say that the bcc
recipients' identities (or even more simply the number of recipients) would
be removed by the SMTP server that you initially ask to send the mail?  The
receiving mail server, unless they happen to host more than one of the bcc
recipients, should have no idea at all how many bcc's there are for any one
given message.  This being the case, is it not just a matter of configuring
the SMTP server (that you use to send the messages) to accept emails with
many-multiples of bcc's?

Make sense?

Joshua Olson
Web Application Engineer
WAE Tech Inc.

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