Suggestions on using a mailing list in Windows Live Mail (WLM):
- In the Contacts select New Group, give it a name (e.g. Bob's Mailing
List BCC), and then use Select Members to add the desired contacts to
- In the Contacts select New Contact, give it a name (e.g. Bob's
Mailing List) and enter your own e-mail address
- When you want to send to the list, in the TO field select the "Bob's
Mailing List" entry and in the BCC field select the "Bob's Mailing List
BCC" group. Recipients will see "Bob's Mailing List" in the TO field
(which looks better than "Undisclosed Recipients" which sounds like
spam, and may get filtered out by some ISP anti-spam filters), they will
not see the name or address of any of the people in the list and you
will get a copy of the message.
(With WLM you have to check the option to View, All Headers in a Mail
composition window in order to see the BCC field or click on Show Cc &
Bcc after the Subject.)
Note: when you view the message in the Sent Items folder, you may need
to look at the Message Source (Ctrl-F3) in order to see the BCC header.
Note: Your ISP sets the limit for the number of names per group. If you
exceed their limit, they will refuse to send the message. Check with
them for their limit. Limits are typically in the 10 to 100 range, with
50 being fairly common.
If you want each person's name, and only their name, to appear in the TO
field, you need to send a separate message to each person. That is the
nature of mail on the Internet. When you send one piece of mail to
multiple people, they all get identical TO and CC fields. The only way
to get unique TO and/or CC fields is to send separate messages. It's
tedious to do that in WLM. There are some bulk mailer programs designed
for this. You might try the shareware sites. There are links to
shareware sites in the URL in my signature. Also, Outlook2000+ can do
this as part of an e-mail/merge.
Mike - http://pages.prodigy.net/michael_santovec/techhelp.htm
"need to know" <need to know@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> When you create a group and send the email, why can't it remain
> to the recipients?. i want to create an undisclosed group of people,
> but i
> dont want those people to see who are included in that group. Can
> advise how to?