The various versions of Netscape look different, but the rules are the
When we send out an EMail to
multiple EMail addresses without hiding them, we're contributing to spam.
How? Those EMail addresses are worth the price of gold to spammers. Especially if your EMail is then
by one or two, three, four of those well-meaning people to THEIR list of
family/friends. Now not only is your list of EMail addresses
showing, but so is the list of those who also used the To:
button to forward your mail on. This tutorial will show you how to
'hide' the recipient EMail addresses by using the
:Bcc (Blind Carbon Copy)
feature in Netscape.
Open your Mail Program in Netscape. Go to
Message on your menu bar, to New
Message and a window will open.
Left click the Address book, and the
"Select Addresses" window will open.
Hold your "control
key" (Ctrl) on your keyboard down and left click on all the names in
your address book that you want to send the email to. If you are
sending the email to "everyone" in your address book, left click on the first
name in your list, hold your "shift key"
down then left click on the last name in the list to select them all.
Now that you've selected the names from your address book, click
Bcc: then OK
Compose your EMail as normal, then hit Send
to send it out, safe in the knowledge, you've protected your friends' EMail addresses.
Alternative Method: SELECTING A "GROUP" OF
If you have a your address book set up with "groups", left click on the
"group name", click Bcc:, then
BONUS TUTORIAL (Using the
Reply versus the Reply All button)
When someone sends you an EMail with cc's (carbon copies) or
bcc's (blind carbon copies) to a hundred other people, DON'T make the
mistake of replying to the person who sent you the EMail by clicking the
Reply All button. Not only will
the 'sender' get your EMail, but so will every single other person that
received the original EMail. Instead, be sure to click the
Reply button so that ONLY the sender of
the EMail gets your reply.
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