I never thought much about those 3 letters before I started working in an office with many people who send mass emails. There are 2 reasons I started using this wonderful to: line.
- I would see an email that was funny & forward it on to more people, who forwarded it to more people, who forwarded it to more people. I would get emails where I have to scroll down 1/2 the email just to find the actual email…seeing every single email address of who has seen it. So, I started it as a privacy issue. Not all of my friends know each other and I could find no reason to share their email addresses just to send a funny email.
- I would also get random replies from people saying how funny something was. Today I received 50 “not read” messages where someone deleted emails that were sent a couple of years ago from a former co-worker. These messages were sent to every person the original email was sent to. Also today, we had an email go out & someone thought they were being funny and replied to all with some very mean spirited remarks. Another person then replied to all, and next thing you know, you’re spending 1/2 the afternoon either doing damage control (deleting it from the inbox on the person’s computer who would cry over it), or reading emails shooting back & forth.
In conclusion, please start using the BCC feature. It not only keeps everyone’s email private, it keeps people from replying to people they never intended to in the first place.