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Exposing your BCC list using Rebol 'send

 [1/2] from: bkalef:sympatico:ca at: 20-Oct-2001 0:03

Is there a way to have rebol not show BCC information in the 'internet header' of mail programs? I recently wrote a small script in rebol to allow me to send bulk email to a very large email distribution list. The program would make groups of users from the list and send the entire group using the BCC field. The obvious question - why not just send each user their own personallized email? I was trying to replicate the manual process we used in the office and didn't really think of how to 'do this properly' with a program. I instead replicated the process and created a problem. What happened? Well, it appears that Rebol doesn't parse the BCC field properly and it is therefore available to be seen by a relatively smart user. I use Outlook at work. Try sending yourself a mail message, where you are the TO: person and the BCC: person. Then when you receive the email open it and select the View>Options and check out the Internet Header section. From outlook, there is no reference to a BCC field just the TO field. Now try my little script below and check your mail using the same method indicated above (for Outlook). send/only/header [[email1--domain--com][email2--domain--com]] "Test message" make system/standard/email [bcc: [[email1--domain--com][email2--domain--com]] subject: "Test data" date: now ] This time, if yours worked as mine did you will see a BCC field with your users listed out for a savvy computer user to use in SPAM if so desired. Are your results the same as mine? Is this a bug or is this the way this should work? As I said before - Outlook didn't display this BCC? Brock

 [2/2] from: g::santilli::tiscalinet::it at: 20-Oct-2001 14:23

Hello Brock! On 20-Ott-01, you wrote: BJ> Is there a way to have rebol not show BCC information in the BJ> 'internet header' of mail programs? REBOL's SEND functions actually does not parse the header at all. To do what you want you can try using: send/only/header [[recipient1--mail--com][recipient2--mail--com] ...] { Email content } make system/standard/email [ From: "Me <[me--somewhere--com]>" To: "Someone <[someone--somewhere--com]>" Subject: "Email subject" ] Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <[giesse--writeme--com]> - Amigan - REBOL programmer Amiga Group Italia sez. L'Aquila --