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Re: [Nmh-workers] email addresses in a text file?

From: Lyndon Nerenberg
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] email addresses in a text file?
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 18:25:38 -0800

On Mar 3, 2015, at 3:29 PM, address@hidden wrote:

> In theory, I just want a small one-way distribution list of people I
> need to send an email to about once or twice a month, and having their
> names in a text file is much easier to maintain than using actual
> mailing list software.
> So I just want to send email
> From: address@hidden
> To: address@hidden
> Bcc: <distributionlist.txt

Use the group address form:

  To: "Friends of Genghis Prawn" : address@hidden, address@hidden, ... ;

It should be simple enough to script up something that composes the To: header 
for you from the file's contents, then appends the message body.  How many 
recipient addresses are you talking about?

Using the group address form in these cases is politer than inserting a bogus 
address in the To: header.  With a well chosen phrase part, you can make it 
easy for your recipients to search for these messages without falsely matching 
on messages to/from you.

In the above case, the To: header in the message they receive would be rendered 

  To: "Friends of Genghis Prawn" :;

so none of your recipient's addresses will leak out, just as though you had 
used BCC.  And the intent is much clearer.  A win all around.


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