Hubby is very sensitive about security and confidentiality on servers and computers, confirmed that often our e-mail addresses are given out by people who forward message to others without deleting who the original message was coming from or by making the full distribution list visible.
For security & privacy reasons, here is what I'm suggesting to avoid propagation of virus infections and in order to respect everyone's privacy:
==>When you send an e-mail to many people instead of addressing it in the "TO" box, please send it in the "BCC" box (BlindCarbonCopy) that way your recipients don't see to whom the e-mail was sent.
==>Also, when you are forwarding an e-mail, please delete the names & addresses of the previous recipients, before sending it. We often forget to do so and that is how the names/addresses get publicized. When you forward a message including a message which is also including a message, go to the original message and do the forward from there, without forgetting to delete the names & addresses, that way the original is being sent and not a list of e-mail addresses.
I simply want to make you aware and may I suggest that you do make your friends aware as well.
I don't give my e-mail address to just anyone, and I would appreciate it being kept that way.
And now, back to our regular posting.