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Most modern e-mail clients do not show the full header that is contained in an e-mail. Will deleting the "From:" portion from the visiable fully remove this information from the hidden portion of the header? Even if it does, I'm assuming (please correct me if I'm wrong) that the remaining header information will provide a least a tiny amout of tracking information to the next receiptent, will it not?
Good words! However, I have friends who are on AOL and they are unable to edit the original message. I have been on their computer and I could not change anything. This is most annoying, and dangerous in my way of thinking, for they quite often forward stuff to me that has been reforwarded dozens of times and EVERY SINGLE VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS is included! What a bonanze for a spambot. A few usegroups I visited confirmed my experience, saying "...that's the way AOL does it. If you forward something your forward it ALL."
Some of the users who present a problem like this may be referring to a different type of situation: I receive an email I like very much from you; I want to forward this email to my distribution list without sending a copy to you [you've already seen it]: how do I easily delete the sender's name from my distribution list so I do not duplicate the email for the sender? I know I can open the distribution list, delete the sender's name, and then send -- however, that's just too much work. We used to be able to expand the distribution list once it was designated in the forwarded email; but alas, as far as I know, Thunderbird does not yet have this capability. Any feedback?
I've used AOL for years, and a forwarded email CAN be edited using methods similar to those described. As Leo noted, you do it in the body of the email being forwarded, not in the email you received. Sometimes you have to locate the cell and delete in the cell. Sometimes, instead of forwarding something that is several forwards deep, it is easier to select the part you want to forward, copy it, and paste it into the body of a new email. You can edit further in the new email body.
I usually remove the entire Header block when forwarding an e-mail for bulk distribution, rather than just deleting the "From" field.
After pressing Forward, I Select and Copy just the part of the body that I want recipients to actually get (leaving out the header block and (for example) the Incredimail rubbish at the bottom) then Select All, Delete (to delete the entire body of the e-mail) and Paste back (into the now blank e-mail) just the useful part of the original e-mail.
Does anyone know if I can delete the sender's info on my blackberry?
After deleting the FROM email address and forwarded. Does the FROM email address show,if the recipient,right clicks the email and clicks on PROPERTIES.
I, like others who have commented, have been an AOL user/addict for many years. As discussed, my experience has been the same: the answer to the question depends on how (in what format) the email was created.
That said, over the years I have grown to HATE forwarded emails. I have written ranting emails to my friends and family saying that if something you receive is worth re-sending then it's worth copying/pasting to a new mail.
(And if you get one of those emails which doesn't allow you to copy/paste then it's probably not worth sending anyway!)
It is really bothersome to receive an email which has been re- re- re-forwarded a dozen times. Especially troublesome, in my opinion, are the forwards which show all the dozens (hundreds) of email addresses to which the email was previously sent.
Too, on the occasion that I do find something I wish to share I, nowadays, often don't even do the copy/paste thing. I Google what's said/shown in the email, find it on the internet, and simply send a link -- including, perhaps, a brief note about it. (Most crap -- I mean "interesting stuff" -- sent in email you can usually find somewhere on someone's website.) And on a website the message looks better (nicer pictures, easier to read) than in some messed up, badly formatted, forwarded email.... Just my opinion.
My problem seems to be a little different.
I use Thunderbird as well, but when I forward a message (in WinXP Pro), the forwarded message is almost always inserted as an attachment. How do I edit that?
As a courtesy to all the other people whose addresses are included in an email I receive, especially if it has been forwarded many times, I remove ALL their addresses before forwarding. Sometimes I have to do it in "pieces", but it's better than having my friends and family suddenly receiving an email from someone they don't know, even if it's by accident.
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