Be careful when you use BCCs

I’ve just posted a mea cupla to¬†describing a recent embarrassing situation that I caused for myself by copying someone as a BCC recipient on a note sent to a confidential distribution list. That person then promptly sent a note to the distribution list and exposed the fact that they now knew about the existence of the list. Cue major uproar and a red face for me.

I feel bad about the whole situation, especially for the people who own the distribution list whose confidence I (somewhat) betrayed. My thoughts about the person who sent the note were probably darker, but I guess they believed that they thought that they were doing the right thing. In any case, my tale of woe is a caution to all that you should only BCC someone on email if you are sure that they’ll use the information contained in messages properly – and that they won’t drop you in the brown smelly stuff that emits from bovines.

– Tony

About Tony Redmond ("Thoughts of an Idle Mind")

Office 365 MVP and author
This entry was posted in Email, Outlook and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.