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bcc not working as expected

Last post 05-11-2020, 13:31 by Brian Fluet. 12 replies.
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  •  07-08-2019, 17:31

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    bcc not working as expected

    I have discovered that when I send emails with addresses in the "bcc" field, the recipients can see all of the other recipients. This is the same as if I put all recipients in the regular "to" field.

    Larry Hess CPA | Albuquerque, NM
  •  07-08-2019, 17:47

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    Re: bcc not working as expected

    Tools > Options > Outgoing mail > Sending mail > Suppress BCC field listings in outgoing mail 

  •  07-08-2019, 18:11

    Re: bcc not working as expected

    lhhesscpa:
    I have discovered that when I send emails with addresses in the "bcc" field, the recipients can see all of the other recipients. This is the same as if I put all recipients in the regular "to" field.

    I couldn't reproduce that here. I've sent a test message to 5 other mail accounts I have. All message arrived as expected and none of them showed any other BCCed addresses. I'm wondering if your mail provider may be playing dices with you.


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  •  07-09-2019, 3:18

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    Re: bcc not working as expected

    I already have that box checked.

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    Larry Hess CPA | Albuquerque, NM
  •  07-09-2019, 4:02

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    Re: bcc not working as expected

    That option is identity specific.  Might you be sending as an identity in which that option is not enabled?



  •  07-09-2019, 7:33

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    Re: bcc not working as expectedly

    Interesting thought but my case. I have only one identity
    Larry Hess CPA | Albuquerque, NM
  •  07-09-2019, 20:46

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    Re: bcc not working as expectedly

    You could try using a Dlist when you want multiple people to receive your mail but not see the others address’s
  •  07-10-2019, 13:50

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    AW: Re: bcc not working as expected

    Brian Fluet:

    Tools > Options > Outgoing mail > Sending mail > Suppress BCC field listings in outgoing mail 

    When using BCC, the standard recipient doesn't see the BCC addressee, but the BCC addressee can see the standard addressee AND his own BCC address in the mail header. This is the result when leaving the "Suppress BCC field" unchecked.

    With checked "BCC suppress option" the BCC recipient can see only the standard address in the header but not its own address (BCC). But in any case the standard recipient doesn't see the BCC address.

    Works fine with us here.


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  •  07-10-2019, 17:33

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    Re: AW: Re: bcc not working as expected

    I think I have all solved my problem by creating a new identity. I would like to make it <Default> but can't seem to rename or delete the original <Default>


    Larry Hess CPA | Albuquerque, NM
  •  07-10-2019, 17:45

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    Re: AW: Re: bcc not working as expected

    I've never tried to remove the Default identity; I don't know if you can.  The work around is to start Pegasus Mail as a specific identity by using the -ID command line option.  For example, if your new identity is named "Larry" your command line might look like:

    C:\Pmail\Programs\winpm-32.exe -A -MS -ID Larry

  •  07-10-2019, 20:26

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    Re: AW: Re: bcc not working as expected

    Thanks for that suggestion. I've done it and I'm getting the bcc results I need.

    Larry Hess CPA | Albuquerque, NM
  •  05-11-2020, 12:20

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    Re: AW: Re: bcc not working as expected

    There's also the "-i" option. Similar. I'm not entirely clear on the similarities and differences. I've just started using "-i", along with -a and -ms, to open multiple instances of Pmail on my screen, with each dedicated to just a single identity, each responsible for just one eddress.

     Good info on command line options in the entry of that name in the main Pegasus help system, built-in with the application.

  •  05-11-2020, 13:31

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    Re: AW: Re: bcc not working as expected

    -i specifies the Pegasus Mail user

    -id specifies the Pegasus Mail identity

    In a multi-user system where users have multiple identities you can start Pegasus Mail as USER1 in identity ID1 by adding "-i USER1 -id ID1" to the command line.

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