Mass email? Put everyone’s addresses in the BCC-line

One of my pet peeves is receiving mass emails with ALL recipients’ names in the TO-line. When this happens, I usually send a polite response to the sender asking if, in future, they would put all recipients in the BCC-line.  What surprises me is that some of these emails are from academic associations. I’m not sure why that surprises me, but it does.

I recently found this useful blog post explaining why and when we should (and shouldn’t) use BCC in emails.

Is anyone else concerned about seeing their names in a mass-mail TO-line without their consent?  Or, to put it in more theoretical terms, are we still navigating the genre conventions of emails, even after 20-something years?

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2 responses to “Mass email? Put everyone’s addresses in the BCC-line

  1. John

    Well thank goodness I did this yesterday when I sent out the call for papers for the EATAW 2013 edition of the Journal of Academic Writing. Unfortunately, yours bounced back. How do I reach you?
    John

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