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Old August 29th 06, 03:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
tjsmags
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Default 'Display as' field to show only name, not email address

When emailing school parents I do NOT want their email addresses to show (so
no one can see each other's email addresses), yet I don't want to use Bcc (I
want the parents to see who I sent the email to, for example 'all school' or
'2nd graders'). Can I accomplish this using the 'display as' field?
Sometimes it works, but if I change a current contact not to display their
email address when testing it doesn't always work (maybe I have to re-start
Outlook to have changes take effect)?

I will also be using distribution lists to email the parents (i.e. 2nd
graders, 5th graders, etc), so maybe somewhere in there there's a way to
accomplish this?
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Old August 29th 06, 03:34 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Brian Tillman
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Default 'Display as' field to show only name, not email address

tjsmags wrote:

When emailing school parents I do NOT want their email addresses to
show (so no one can see each other's email addresses), yet I don't
want to use Bcc (I want the parents to see who I sent the email to,
for example 'all school' or '2nd graders'). Can I accomplish this
using the 'display as' field?


No. No matter what you choose for the Display As, the mail address will be
a part of the recipient field and any recipient will be able to find the
address as long as it's not a Bcc.

I will also be using distribution lists to email the parents (i.e. 2nd
graders, 5th graders, etc), so maybe somewhere in there there's a way
to accomplish this?


Nope. Outlook (and any mail client that has DLs) will expand the DL when
the send occurs.
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Brian Tillman

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Old August 29th 06, 06:47 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
tjsmags
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Default 'Display as' field to show only name, not email address

How come there are times that I have emailed people and their name (in the TO
header) shows only, without their email address showing? When I look in
their contact file the DISPLAY AS field shows just their name...that's why I
thought that was what the field was for...???

"Brian Tillman" wrote:

tjsmags wrote:

When emailing school parents I do NOT want their email addresses to
show (so no one can see each other's email addresses), yet I don't
want to use Bcc (I want the parents to see who I sent the email to,
for example 'all school' or '2nd graders'). Can I accomplish this
using the 'display as' field?


No. No matter what you choose for the Display As, the mail address will be
a part of the recipient field and any recipient will be able to find the
address as long as it's not a Bcc.

I will also be using distribution lists to email the parents (i.e. 2nd
graders, 5th graders, etc), so maybe somewhere in there there's a way
to accomplish this?


Nope. Outlook (and any mail client that has DLs) will expand the DL when
the send occurs.
--
Brian Tillman


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Old August 29th 06, 09:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Brian Tillman
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Default 'Display as' field to show only name, not email address

tjsmags wrote:

How come there are times that I have emailed people and their name
(in the TO header) shows only, without their email address showing?


It's there nonetheless and the recipient can display it if he or she wishes.

When I look in their contact file the DISPLAY AS field shows just
their name...that's why I thought that was what the field was
for...???


It is, but because that's all you see in the message display doesn't mean
that's all the field contains. If the name is underlined in the recipient
field, double-click it once.
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Brian Tillman

 




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