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

Anthony Baratta Anthony at Baratta.com
Thu Feb 26 12:05:58 CST 2004

At 05:30 AM 2/26/2004, Joshua Olson wrote:
> > -----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.
>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?

Not always. One of my clients uses Rockliffe's MailSite as the SMTP Server 
(with WebMail/POP3/IMAP/Mailing Lists etc.) When they send out messages to 
their mailing lists MailSite groups the emails by domain and sends out a 
single email with ### number of recipients under the BCC to that domain. I 
know that MajorDomo does the same thing.

Luckily the number of recipients is configurable, and we've cranked down 
the number so that it does not get  flagged by the big ISPs/Webmail 
Services as spam.

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