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PM-DOS  August 1996, Week 2

PM-DOS August 1996, Week 2

Subject:

Re: Sending to distribution lists

From:

Thomas Stephenson <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Pegasus Mail for Dos Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>, Thomas Stephenson <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 9 Aug 1996 06:46:30 -0800

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That's what the \sender line is for.  It replaces the list of email
addresses with the text.  This is used to supress all of the email
addresses.  If you have more than a few email addresses on the
distribution list, all the addresses are very distracting.
 
On  9 Aug 96 at 14:29, Simon Davis at Simon Davis
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
 
> 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
>
 
Thomas R. Stephenson, CPL          Phone: (408) 743-2971
Lockheed Martin Technical Operations Fax: (408) 742-3890
Technical Operations Engineering Services O/42-10  B/575
P.O. Box 61687 Sunnyvale, CA 94088-1687
Net: [log in to unmask]
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