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PM-DOS  August 1996, Week 2

PM-DOS August 1996, Week 2

Subject:

Sending to distribution lists

From:

Simon Davis <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Pegasus Mail for Dos Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>, Simon Davis <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 9 Aug 1996 14:29:36 +0000

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I have just had to send an email to lots of people here at work.
 
Here's what I did:
 
1)  Set up a distribution list (list1) containing the addresses of
all the people that the message was to be sent "To".
 
"List1" looks like this:
 
\title  <short title of list1>
[log in to unmask]
[log in to unmask]
[log in to unmask]
etc etc
 
2)  I had already set up a distribution list (list2) containing the
addresses of the people who were to be "Copied" on the message.
 
"List2" looks like this:
 
\title  <short title of list2>
\sender <long title of list2>
[log in to unmask]
[log in to unmask]
[log in to unmask]
etc etc
 
So when it came to sending the message I put "list1" in the "To"
field, and "list2" in the "Cc" field.
 
Now as I was a member of list2 myself, I received my own message.
 
When I looked at the message, all the names in list2 were listed one-
by-one in the "copies to" field (as I would expect), but in the "To"
field was the following:
 
[log in to unmask]
 
Note that I *did* mean to type "list2" there!
 
 
Now because the "To" field contained the wrong list name, my boss
(who's in the list of people being "copied" (list2) ) came straight
out after reading this message to tell me that I have sent it to the
wrong people!  Which I hadn't!!
 
I know the message has gone to the correct people, but I was
wondering why Pegasus Mail decided to put "list2" in the "To" field,
rather than the list that the message actually went to ?
 
 
Can anyone please explain this to me ?
 
 
Does this make sense ? :)
 
 
ADVthanksANCE
 
 
 
Simon Davis

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