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Preventing Reply All Responses to College Distribution Lists

Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017 10:34AM PST

When sending an email to a large distribution list, you can take steps to prevent accidental Reply All responses. This helps to keep everyone's inbox cleaner and more manageable. 

  1. Enter your email address in the To line
  2. Enter the distribution list address in the BCC line in your outgoing message
  3. Then, it’s also nice to indicate in the body of your email who the message is going to. Because your distribution list is BCC’d, none of the recipients will be able to tell who is getting the message.

screenshot of the header area of an email with callouts for the three steps of the above process


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