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Re: V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai: Inventor of e-mail honored by Smithsonian

2012-02-28 10:41:03

(Not to mention that bcc "fields" should not exist anyway - that's the
whole point)

Strongy disagree. The problem with implementations that cheat and implement
Bcc: by generating a single message copy with the Bcc: addresses only
appearing in the envelope is that those recipients do not get any sort
of indication that that were Bcc:'ed. If they don't realize that and
do a reply-all, the cat's out of the bad and the sender may be in big

And since users are careless, it really makes a lot of sense for MUAs
to check and see if they are doing a reply-all to a message that was Bcc:'ed
to them. That's only possible if a Bcc: field is present in their copy
of the message.

In short, this is an implementation quality issue. The MUA I'm using to
enter this messages handles all of this correctly.


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