[Mailman-Users] short question, probably an FAQ that I've overlooked.

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Thu Jun 2 21:27:51 CEST 2005

At 2:56 PM -0400 2005-06-02, Joshua Nichols wrote:

>  When I send a message to a Mailman list with 100 members, does Mailman
>  inject one message with 100 addresses BCC'd, or 100 messages with one
>  address BCC'd?

	Proper mailing list management systems don't use 
blind-carbon-copies.  The equivalent that they do use is to list 
multiple envelope recipients, whose addresses are not necessarily 
referred to on the "To:" or "Cc:" headers.

	However, it depends on how the mailing list software is 
configured.  If personalization is enabled, then it will send out 
individual messages to each and every subscriber.  If personalization 
is not enabled, it will send the messages out in small batches, as 
controlled by your site-wide configuration.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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