Tuesday 6 November 2012

Email etiquette...

More and more I find I am receiving emails from bloggers who host link parties. The vast majority do the correct thing and include a paragraph asking us to let them know if we don't want to receive the email. I don't mind receiving the emails at all, but do appreciate the fact that the sender acknowledges I mightn't want to receive them.

I do, however, object to receiving bulk emails, where my email address is visible to all. Again, most bloggers do the correct thing, but increasingly, I am receiving bulk emails with my email address in the To or Cc fields, where it can be seen by every recipient (often over 100) .

One quick way to keep email addresses private, is to put all the recipient's email addresses in the Bcc (blind carbon copy) field and put your own email address in the To field. That way, each person only sees your email address and their own.

There you have it... a quick little tip if you are sending bulk emails to other bloggers. Following email etiquette makes you look more professional.

This is part of the How Does Your Blog LOOK series...

Threading My Way_How Does Blog Look

... Pam


  1. Thank you for sharring this tip. I don't send bulk e-mail, but it's interesting to know what Bcc is. I didn't know that.

  2. This has been annoying me lately too! Hopefully the culprits will read and take heed. :)

  3. I did not know this, very good tip (not that I send bulk emails, but it's interesting to learn.) Thanks Pam!

  4. I concur 100% - I think I should send this post to a few people who INSIST on posting my address when they send their forwards to everybody in their address book! When they do that - half the time SOMEONE will "reply all" so I'm getting emails from people I don't know!

  5. I love this series! Great tips!

  6. Thanks for the tip, I'm one of those that did not know what was the Bcc. It's a good trick, I have so many things to see and learn on your blog, when I enter to your blog I can stay here for hours and always enjoy it. Thanks for all you do is appreciated.

  7. Great tip Pam. I actually just noticed a mass email come through like this and thought it was kind of lazy/rude. I have to admit it didn't occur to me people simply didn't know about the Bcc option! I'm sure I don't know things others take for granted- always great to read blog tips.

  8. Thanks for explaining this Pam - I get emails like that too. Hopefully more people will learn from this post!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. Thanks for the info! Sometimes, I don't know enough about blogging even after 2 years of doing it.. HTML is still a mystery to me!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus


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