I’d love a thunderbird plugin (or really just a feature) that says “you were bcc’d on this email- are you sure you want to reply to all and accidentally disclose that you were bcc’d?”
(And yes, of course that means I did that today- pretty sure the first time in a very long career of email that I’ve done that. Doh.)
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I wasn’t at all surprised to find bug 295503 filed, but I was a bit surprised at the lack of dupes, since that’s not a particularly uncommon thing to do.
In the meanwhile, you could add a filter that labels your message a certain way if you are neither in the To: nor Cc: list.
Wow – I didn’t think BCC worked like that. I wonder how many times I did this without finding out. I dare not think :-S
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I occasionally think about this when I BCC someone on an email, wondering if they’ll betray me as I’ve betrayed the non-BCC recipients.
Maybe a complementary feature that when you ask it to “BCC” it instead automatically sends a separate email with the original recipient info appended as text. Because the person who sent the BCC would have looked just as foolish as you in this situation.
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This sounds simple but might be tricky; bcc is usually indistinguishable from having a mail bounced to you (in the sense of the word that’s used in Mutt), having a mail forwarded to you as an attachment then detaching it, or receiving a mail to an address of yours that Thunderbird doesn’t know about (firstname.lastname@example.org when Thunderbird only knows email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org that forwards to email@example.com via a .forward).
I fairly frequently use “bounce” in Mutt at work, for the following situation:
* colleague A isn’t on mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org yet (perhaps they’re new to the company or to that project), but I am
* a mail requires their attention
* they subscribe, but too late to get that mail
* I bounce the mail to them
* they reply to the list and carry on as if they had been subscribed all along
I usually just forward the email after I’ve sent it? Which get’s around this problem.
I guess you could change Thunderbird’s BCC to forward the sent item instead of relying on the mail server and your secret copyees…
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