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Topic # 126969 25-Jul-2013 13:20
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I'm negotiating with a difficult person via email and am interested in whether they have anyone bcc'd on the emails they send me. I know what bcc is (and therefore know that if someone is bcc'd on the emails coming to me I won't be able to see who it is) but just wondered if there is a way of telling from the properties whether the exchange is just between us or whether someone else is secretly being bcc'd on the emails I'm receiving. A friend mentioned several years ago she colour coded her emails and could tell if someone was bcc'd becuase the email would be coded to a different colour from one without a bcc. I would love to hear if anyone does know a way of colour coding or knowing what to look for in the properties to spot a bcc email - and whether this can be applied to emails already received. Many thanks

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  Reply # 865857 25-Jul-2013 13:28
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I don't think you can tell who they bcc to. But colour coding in outlook may work, never tried it. I am guessing it depends on what information is send in the emails header code. You should have a look to see if it contains any information.

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  Reply # 865866 25-Jul-2013 13:35
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Highly unlikely - that's the point of BCC.

Pick up the phone.

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  Reply # 865875 25-Jul-2013 13:42
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Not possible

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  Reply # 865876 25-Jul-2013 13:43
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mattwnz: I don't think you can tell who they bcc to. But colour coding in outlook may work, never tried it.

If it does work then it'll probably be via the "sent only to me" option.

Edit: But even if you could track this down, it still wouldn't stop the person from forwarding on the messages separately.

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  Reply # 865918 25-Jul-2013 14:34
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No, you can't.

You understand anyone BCCed won't get your replies unless the person forwards them on right?

Call the person you want to talk to.

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  Reply # 866192 25-Jul-2013 21:39
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the only way you would see BCC information is if the sending email server had a bug/flaw in it. the sending server should split the email into seperate emails when processing mail with BCC. by the time it reaches your mail server, evidence of the BCC should be long gone...

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