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Re: "proper" handling of BCC

2012-02-28 12:45:30

I actually started writing such a doc about a year ago, but never finished it.

Is it worth dusting off?

    Tony Hansen

On 2/28/2012 12:24 PM, Dave Crocker wrote:

On 2/28/2012 9:11 AM, Paul Smith wrote:

OK, I was wrong - but I've never seen a BCC handled in that way before... I've sometimes received messages with a 'BCC' field containing addresses who were NOT me (ie I shouldn't have known they existed), and most MUAs I've seen (in fact, all those I've investigated fully) just list those recipients in the envelope for a single copy of the message. So, I've never seen a BCC field in a message
header, used 'correctly'.

We have never really standardized BCC as an end-to-end construct, at the MUA-MUA level.