(I got this as a forward a long time back and I rewrote lots of it, hopefully to make it a little more user friendly, albeit wordy, lol. There are some things I included in this that someone down the line didn't.) I had submitted to the library but I guess since a less detailed form has circulated the internet, it was not deemed worthy to occupy a place in there. I still think it's a noble post in that we all could stand to read it. Proper Ways to Send Email Believe it or not, there is a proper way to send mails…Most of us don’t know or realize it but when we forward mails that show lists of “from and to” fields we are actually promoting hacking, virus invasions of our mailboxes and pc’s, and the selling of those email addresses to third parties for spamming purposes-- should that mail fall into the wrong hands. There is a proper way to minimize risks to ourselves and our contacts. I received a mail from a friend this morning that had probably 300 addresses on it, all ripe for the taking. No one on the receiving end of that mail had bothered to do 2 simple things. 1. When you forward something: After you have clicked on “ forward” take the time to highlight the “from” and “to” fields within the BODY of the mail, then hit to delete and get rid of those addys…. it only takes a few seconds and you have safeguarded the mail addy of everyone on that email. Some of the forwards I have received have been forwarded at least 10 times and some even MORE. We are talking about quite a few addresses here. If the delete seems stubborn, or you can’t get it to work for you—place your cursor on the first space BEFORE you wish to highlight and drag the cursor, highlighting ONLY to the very last letter of the last word. I use a client that this happens with a lot, and finally figured out that this part of the mail was embedded (part of) within the message now, and sometimes that happens along the way. YOU CAN DELETE IT…just don’t highlight lots of extra spaces or lines, and hit delete, and you will be successful. Somtimes if you use "cut" on this you lose the body of the email that you wish to forward on :/ 2. DO NOT USE THE “TO” field on an email!! WHAT!!!! IS SHE NUTS!! No, actually she’s NOT. When you add addresses to the “to” field on a sent mail—every address you list shows in that mail to everyone that gets it. In your mail options you will have an option to show BCC—Blind Carbon Copy. In some clients, this may be showing automatically, in others, it may have to be added as an option. I use Incredimail and I have to ask it to show BCC and CC. Have you ever gotten a mail that said “Undisclosed Recipients” and you wondered how that person got that to show instead of email addresses?? This is what will appear when addresses are placed only in the BCC field! Sending mail properly can insure that no one we send our feelings, thoughts, or even just information to will ever be at risk in the internet world because of our simple neglect! It only takes a second! DO IT!