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Unwanted People Have Your Email?

Confidential emailing for Dummies:

Have you ever wondered how someone or some company got your email address?

Here is how it could have happened:

Your friend sends you and email with about 10 or 20 other peoples emails listed as well. So irritating right? But not if you are a mass spammer or mass junk emailer its just eye candy for you to see all those juicy email addresses.

Solution: To keep your contacts emails confidential when sending mass emails use the BCC line. Sometimes its hidden. Click on show BCC. Add your friends email address to the main line where it says (To). Now, add all the other peoples email addresses in the BCC section. This way it looks like you sent that particular email only to that one person and the other 10 or 20 email addresses you fowarded that cool email to won't show up on the other end thus keeping your other friends email addresses private.

Now try it out. Email your self. Put about 5 email address in the BCC and then try the same 5 email addresses without using the BCC which by the way means blind carbon copy.

Get It Got it Good. This tip was free the next one might cost you.