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The specifics depend on which email program you are using. Here's an article on how it works in Outlook 2003 but it is similar in most email programs:
IT personell can find out who the BCC recipients are. Having done forensic analysis of how information was "leaked" from a company I have used this information myself. Required approval at the highest level of the company to interogate the archive and then the searches had to be properly specified.
"Today's email programs simply don't disclose "undisclosed recipients".
It would be wrong to do so."
But it is perfectly acceptable for me to constantly receive mail that doesn't have my email address shown, so therefore must be bcc'd? I don't agree with blinding; I can't imagine it being used, proportionally, very much when compared to spammers. But oh well. I guess it's worth it for those couple of people who do use it for real purposes.
Something that would be good, is if the big providers like gmail were to create an option to block incoming emails that were bcc'd to a user, unless they come from a trusted source (whitelisted)
BCC has a very useful purpose. It actually reduces spam. If BCC didn't exist, it wouldn't in any way limit spam.
How does using BCC help reduce spam?
Quote - It would be wrong to do so.
Why? How does such a statement apply to people like us here in Australia...Remember you have made this statement to the WORLD. There is NO general right to privacy in Australia and using a BCC is a reverse denial in that the user is impossing their own privacy with NO right to do so !!
Leo isn't talking about legalities, he just saying that if a program says it will hide the recipients' email addresses, it will do what it says.
Leo, you're absolutely right about not being able to see who the other BCC recipients of an email are; but if you have Outlook Express and you want to see who you sent your BCC message to, go to "Sent Items" and right click "Properties". Then select "Details". The names (and addresses) of all your BCC 's are displayed. No problem. I don't know about other programs.
Leo, I can see the list of email addresses of the undisclosed recipients for 2 seconds on my iPad, everytime I open that email, before it turned into the undisclosed recepients name. If they can be seen, there must be a way extracting them, I strongly feel.
shyam - what u mentioned is interesting.
can u gv more dtails of what u r using to chk the email ( when u see the bcced addresses on your ipad for a couple of secs)
if I look into my sent item - the email sent shows undisclosed recipients. How can I see whom I emailed?
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