Mac Mail forwarded email BCC fail - WARNING TO ALL

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  1. TORC, Mar 1, 2011
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    TORC macrumors newbie

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    Mac OS 10.6.6
    Mail 4.4

    Sent an email to someone with other people listed in the BCC field. All good.

    Forwarded that email (from my sent folder) to the original recipient sometime later asking for a response as I hadn't had a reply to the original - the recipient saw the original BCC field with ALL people the original email was BCC'd to.

    What a joke.

    Just tested the same with Lotus Notes, no problem. The BCC field wasn't visible even on the forwarded email.
     
  2. miles01110, Mar 1, 2011
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    miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Humm, well I originally posted that this doesn't happen to me... but it does. That's kind of funny.
     
  3. TORC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As above, forward an email that was BCC'd.

    After doing that, open it up from your sent folder and look at the original email header within the forwarded email. The BCC field is now visible.
     
  4. tshort macrumors regular

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    Perhaps it ought to be forwarded to Apple?
     
  5. TORC, Mar 1, 2011
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    TORC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The people I BCC'd didn't think it was funny :mad:
     
  6. TORC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Perhaps I should forward them my legal costs too if this "incident" ends up spurring on legal action that I've been trying to avoid (I'm not kidding).

    Be warned people.
     
  7. t0rr3s macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the heads up. This should come under examination pretty quickly.
     
  8. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    If it's a known bug that they did not fix, then MAYBE you'd have a case. If it is a bug that was unknown to them; not likely to win something like that.

    Forwarding them the information is the correct course of action.
     
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    And.... if you know it's a problem, and didn't forward it to Apple then you don't really have a case, imho.
     
  10. TORC, Mar 1, 2011
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    TORC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No legal action yet (let's hope it stays that way) and I honestly wouldn't waste my time pursuing Apple about it if there was anyway.

    Even though one wouldn't expect to have to check to see if a BCC field is still blank, I probably should have checked anyway considering how sensitive the email was.

    If anyone knows exactly who to alert about this issue, please let me know.
     

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