META: Bcc bypasses filter

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Thu, 21 Jan 1999 02:08:22 -0600

As I've just found out, using a Bcc: to the Extropians list will cause the forwarded message to go into my main mailbox; right past Netscape's mail filter, which can only check To: and not Reply-To:, like these guys never heard of using a filter on a mailing list.

I Bcc'd because I was also sending a copy to and didn't want anyone's reply getting crosswired; so I Bcc'd both of them. RHF's got an autoresponder; didn't want a repeat of the Great Gingrich Flood.

Sorry if I contaminated anyone's mailbox; put it down to lessons learned.

Bcc stands for Blind carbon copy.

--         Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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