Feb 7, 2009

Get That Bcc: Line Visible

Welcome to Flo's Home Biz & Fun

I've posted about "forwarding emails" and how it contributes to "SPAM mail" everywhere I'm active online. I was surprised to receive several emails asking "how to get the "Bcc: line" to show in their new email template.

I never thought I would get that kind of response. I realize many don't know until they read about it and do want to make a difference... that is super! It won't solve the problem with so much spam mail but the effort does help a lot!

Now, here's "how to" with Outlook Express, MSN and Yahoo mail:

OutLook Express

Open Outlook Express Email Program then start a new email template. In the "To:" line add one email address of your choice.

Then click on "Cc:" and a box will appear, it's called "Select Recipients"

Then click on the name you want and at the same time hold down the "CTrl" key on your keyboard. Keep holding that "CTrl" key and as you click the names they'll be highlighted, when done... let go the "CTrl" key.

Then on the right side of the "Select Recipients" box, click the "Bcc:" and the highlighted names will be place there, then click "Ok". You'll see the chosen addresses are in the Bcc: line. Once the email is sent they will be invisible to everyone else.

*Save a copy of your email to take a peek at the results!

MSN Email Box
It has the "Bcc:" line visible... please use it to help control spam!

Yahoo Email Box
Open a new mail, above the new template you'll see the option to show "Bcc:" line. Click on it and the "Bcc:" line will be visible on the new template.

Choose one email address on the "To:" line then, click "Bcc:" line to add your other email addresses. They'll be invisible to everyone else, this way SPAMMERS won't be able to copy the entire list and send "SPAM MAIL".

Lets help each other in reducing the amount of spam everyone receives!

Have a great Sunday

Jan 29, 2009

Those Tacky Emails

Welcome to Flo's Home Biz & Fun

Today's post is about "tacky email" that are forwarded, it's distasteful receiving! I'm sure the majority of people feels the same way!!!

It's very annoying to have to get past all those email addresses when I'm trying to read an email that's been forwarded so many times. You could have up to twenty or more to get past and I dislike that!

I don't think it's fair to the people whose email address are exposed to everyone, and certainly not appreciated by the person receiving it. Theirs two ways to get rid of all that extra junk!

If you don't know how, this is what you do...

1) Before you forward an email, copy and paste the part you want into a new email, then send it.

2) Another way is to forward the email, then before sending it, delete out all the addresses, comments, etc. before you hit send.

It only takes a second to highlight all those email addresses then hit the delete key. It's considered "very TACKY" to forward everything, including the names and email addresses of everyone else who has received it.

"Forwarding Email"

Did you know that forwarding emails can bring you "SPAM MAIL"?
If you didn't know before, now you know!!!

Forwarding emails can cause "SPAM MAIL" for you and the earlier recipients of the email. When forwarding an email, make sure you delete all of the previous addresses first. Spammers can copy the entire list and everyone will get spammed, including you! I'm a 100% sure you don't want that to happen!

How to hide email addresses...
1) Put your cursor to the "To:" for one email address of your choice!

2) Put your cursor to the "BCC:" (Blind Carbon Copy) for the other recipients email addresses.

That will prevent the names and email addresses not be visible to no one.

It only takes a second to use the "BCC" (Blind Carbon Copy). Always use it because we have no clue who gets to read our email addresses before we get them!

When you receive a forwarded email you have that right to ask them not to do it. If they can't be bothered the solution is simple "BLOCK" their email address.

An AdlandPro Community member shared the below graphic to include when forwarding emails.

I hope the tips was helpful!

Have a great weekend