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Section - 05.14 What is the Dcc header?

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Date: 14 Sep 96 05:51:13 GMT

  If you put the alias in the Dcc field and leave the To: field empty,
  there's a good chance that the recipients will get a message with
  the header field:

    Apparently-to: <someaddress>

  and it might even list several addresses. To avoid that, use a To:
  field with some address (like yours) in it. I use a comment that
  tells people what's really happening--like this, more or less:

    To: "Faculty members, c/o" <super@wierdlmpc.msci.memphis.edu> 
    dcc: faculty

  There are some other choices, like using an un-replyable group list
  in the To: field, but I think they tend to confuse non-techies.

Date: Wed, 27 Sep 1995 09:46:37 -0700
From: John Romine <jromine at yoyodyne.ICS.UCI.EDU>

  The Dcc (Distribution Carbon Copy) field behaves much like the Bcc
  field, but does not add the "Blind-Carbon-Copy" notice. This header
  is removed before posting the message,and a copy of the message is
  distributed to each listed address. This could be considered a form
  of Blind Carbon Copy which is best used for sending to an address
  which would never reply (such as an auto-archiver).

  People should not be using Dcc as a substitute-Bcc to send to other
  people. When users use Dcc as a substitute for Bcc, there is *no*
  indication to the "blind" recipients that they have received a blind
  copy. If those recipients should reply (and they have no indication
  why they shouldn't), the original author could be very embarassed
  (or worse).

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