To vs. Cc

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rye9, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

    rye9

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    What are the differences between the two? I need to send an email to 5 different people.. however it won't let me use commas in "to", but it does in "Cc".. why and how?
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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  3. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    You should be able to put multiple address in the TO: field. Try a semicolon after the address. Or just a space.
     
  4. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    It should still get to them even if its carbon copied.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Beaten to it. :p

    They don't do terribly different things, but the idea is that To: means the person to whom the message is being addressed. CC: means carbon copy -- it's a copy of the message being given to a person who is not being addressed by the letter.

    However, in most mail apps, you should be allowed to put multiple people in either/both the To and CC fields.
     
  6. camomac macrumors 6502a

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    Also:

    BCC: means blind carbon copy. use this if you don't want all the people you email to know everyone you sent the email to. (hides their email addresses)
     
  7. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I use CC in two cases:
    1. When I'm sending to multiple people and I'm expecting some but not all of them to reply to me or to take action based on my e-mail.

    2. When I'm replying to an email from one person but keeping other people "in the loop", even if none of them need to reply to take action.​
    In case #1, I use the TO field for the people who need to act, and CC for everyone else. In case #2, I use TO only for the person I'm replying to.

    When it's not case #1 or case #2, then I use TO for everyone.
     

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