Use the BCC for Your Bulk Mailings

It’s gotta be said because I see people constantly falling prone to this simple bit of Internet etiquette: whenever you send a bulk email out a lot of people, it’s generally considered good practice to send your email to yourself as the ‘To:’ recipient and put everyone else in the ‘BCC:’ field. This helps protect the security and privacy of your recipients’ private and professional email addresses from those pesky people who like to send forward to absolutely everyone in their address book, from spammers who raid email header information looking for juicy new targets, and computer viruses that take advantage of security holes in email desktop clients (like Microsoft Outlook) to send malicious information to unsuspecting victims. It’s a simple thing to do, and those of us who are security-conscious thank you in advance for helping us keep our inboxes safer.

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Jim Stitzel

Jim cultivates interests in a variety of areas. He is an avid storyteller, specializing in (dark) speculative fiction and webcomics. He is also a professional code wrangler and dabbles in amateur photography. He and his wife are first-generation farmers who run a 40-acre farm in central Indiana, where they raise horses, goats, chickens, bees, farm-fresh vegetables, and fruit trees.

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