Email bungle

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hkriffraff, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. hkriffraff macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2003
    I was drafting a very important email with 5 attachments from my work computer and emailed it to my own address. Then I completed it with Apple Mail on my Powerbook at home, chose message-redirect (or is it resend?) and put the addresses of 3 recipients and CC'd myself.

    When I came to work this morning, the message was in my Inbox, but the 3 recipients weren't listed in the "To:" line. The message headers read:

    To: *my work email*
    Mime-Version: 1.0 (Apple Message framework v730)
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=Apple-Mail-4-967378236
    Resent-Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 02:43:34 +0800
    Message-Id: <>
    Cc: *my own email*
    Resent-To: *recipient 1's email address*,
    *recipient 2's email address*, *recipient 3's email address*
    From: *my email address*
    Subject: Thank you note and samples
    Resent-From: *my email address*
    Resent-Message-Id: <>
    Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 01:16:43 +0800
    X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.730)

    Does this mean that the message has been sent to the 3 recipients? I'm reluctant to ask them directly, because this concerns a job interview and I don't want to appear incompetent!
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    Resent-To: *recipient 1's email address*,
    *recipient 2's email address*, *recipient 3's email address*

    That's who it was sent to. I think it just separates you from them.
  3. hkriffraff thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2003
    Thanks a bunch! I wonder why they wouldn't be listed in the "To:" field, since that's where they entered their addresses?
  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    I can't speak for this particular program, but although some e-mail programs show all the addresses in the "To" field, others only show the first one.

    I wonder if Mail is smart enough to only give each recipient its own "To" field and hide the others elsewhere in the header--that would certainly reduce the chances of messages getting flagged as spam (which a "To" field containing multiple addresses or addresses that don't match yours will frequently do).

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