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OE6 - Allow Bcc Only for a Group?

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  1. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter Thread Starter

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    In Outlook Express 6, is there any way to force a particular address book group to only be put into the Bcc field when composing a new message? We would like to send price change notifications as an attachment to a list of existing customers that have requested these updates. We need to avoid someone here accidentally revealing our customer list to other customers by putting the group in the "To" or "cc" field. We also want to make sure a customer does not accidentally reveal confidential information to their competitor by replying with a "Reply All".

    We are using POP3/SMTP access to the mail server on our hosting company.

    I am open to suggestions for other methods or software applications besides OE that will give us the same results.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention that I found some old reviews and download link for a program called "Outlook Express Group Mail 1.0" . It is supposed to be 30 day trial shareware but I am not sure if the publisher is still around. Their web site seems to be down or gone.
     
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    Nothing in the normal way. That shareware you found would be great,
    if it was still available.

    Only other thing I can think of, is a macro/VB program/script that would
    automate that process. I have never come across any type of plug-in
    that is ready made.

    Obviously, there are all sorts of macros - this is just one program for
    an example.

    http://www.techbyter.com/2007/20070520.shtml

    This might be an example of a program to give OE special code. Not
    sure if this is only for Vista or XP as well.
    However, I about fell over at the price! :eek:

    http://www.fulldownloads.org/downloads/Addin_Express_2008_for_Outlook_Express_2008-65224.html

    BINGO?
    Shareware - Send Personally
    Download link is good.

    http://send-personally-for-outlook-express.mapilab-ltd.qarchive.org/
     
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    I found a stand alone program called "GroupMail 5" that addresses the problem of accidentally divulging the mailing list to each recipient. I forwarded the page link to the manager that requested the original Bcc only setting in OE6. The free version of the program may be good enough for his purposes.

    Unless, someone finds a better solution, I'll mark this topic solved in a couple of days.
     
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    Sounds good. Doesn't seem like it works in OE...rather it is
    an independant SMTP program. ?
     
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    Yes, it is a stand a lone mailing program and not an add on for OE. That would be an alternate choice to the preferred method of having something added to OE. I have warned the manager that a free or low cost OE add on is not very likely to be found. I don't think they like the idea of buying development software for creating an add-on that will do what they want either.

    From what I have read about it, the program I found can work through the user's existing account on an SMTP mail server or it can run as a SMTP server and send mail out directly to the recipients' mail servers.
     
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    One good point...says you can load your email adresses from OE.
     
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