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    To: field, multiple names (OE 5.5)

    I set up a "new group" in my Outlook Express, v 5.5, address book, b/c my hope was to enter the group name in the To: field of a new email and thereby protect/conceal the identity of individuals of the group.

    I typed in the group name. The email showed the group name in the To: field. I wrote the email and hit send. But, now that the mail is in the outbox (I've moved it to drafts actually until I hear how to solve this problem!), the To: field shows every name, not the group name, and when I click on properties, OE shows the names and the associated e-addresses.

    I didn't want this outcome. I wanted to address each person as individuals. Yes, it was okay that they understand that many were being addressed, but I did not want to share individuals' addresses with people they each didn't know.

    How can I make the To: line remain a group name?

    Thanks for your help.

    I'll bet it is only possible with Outlook, not with OE. [img]/forums/images/smilies/sad.gif[/img]

    Rocky

    P.S. I have a friend whose email program can do this, but she uses Eudora.

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    Re: To: field, multiple names (OE 5.5)

    Should be possible to send as 'blind' copies, but I can't remeber how to do it . Will get back to you, if someone else doesn't first.
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    Re: To: field, multiple names (OE 5.5)

    You could always create an address book entry with the name you want to call the group but addressed to yourself. This would go in the To: field, the real group in the Bcc: field.

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    Re: To: field, multiple names (OE 5.5)

    I tried the BCC method, but when I clicked on properties, I could see every name and address, so it wasn't really blind.

    I'm working now on transferring my address book from Outlook Express 5.5 to my Outlook 97 (8.02 version) mail program. I hope that Outlook has a way to hide the identities.

    Thanks for your responses.

    Rocky

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    Re: To: field, multiple names (OE 5.5)

    You could see the recipients, but surely the idea is that they can't see each other? Having trouble sending from OE right now, so can't test this for myself. <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>
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    Re: To: field, multiple names (OE 5.5)

    Did you try a real send? - or were you checking the properties before sending?
    Try making up more dummy addresses to yourself and put those in the Bcc: field, then send it to yourself. Do you still see ALL the Bcc recipients?

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    Re: To: field, multiple names (OE 5.5)

    You guys were right. I could see all of the BCC recipients before the send, but after I sent it and sent it to myself also, on the receiving end, the only address visible was the To: recipient.

    I did this in Outlook, after hand-entering all of my addresses. I didn't try it in Outlook Express, but I imagine the same principle applies. That BCC is what it says it is: blind! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Thanks for your help in walking me through this.

    Rocky

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