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Using Blind Carbon Copy in your Group Emails
Problem: Are you unknowingly sending your volunteers
emails to potential spammers?
By placing all your volunteers email addresses in the TO: field
you are allowing everyone in the email group to see and copy everyone
else's email address. Doing so allows anyone in the group to send any
type of message they like. Many non-volunteers may be sharing the email
address of your volunteers. In short, you just gave potential spammers
a neat collection of email addresses.
Do you provide your volunteer's home address and phone
number to anyone who asks? Using the TO: field exposes your volunteer's
email addresses to everyone in the group and may get you into trouble.
Solution: USE BCC (Blind Carbon Copy)
BCC has two useful aspects.
First, it only shows the email address of the recipient. Thus if John
Smith is in your 100+ volunteer email group, the only email address
he sees is yours and his.
Second, you may have noticed that some of the emails you receive list
several if not hundreds of email addresses. Often the lists of email
addresses are longer than the message itself. By using BCC for
large group emails, the list of names disappear and drastically shortens
the message while conserving bandwidth and space in your email box.
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Short on Hard Disk Space?
Clear out your Temporary Internet Cache
Your Web browser stores temporary
web pages on your hard drive for quicker access. Over time, these
files can take up much space on your Hard Drive. The resulting lack
of space can result in slower performance and cause problems with
Solution: Periodically clean
out your Temporary Internet files:
- Click on Tools / Internet Options.
- Look for Temporary Internet files.
- Click Delete Files
- Check the "Delete all offline content" box and then
- Click the Edit menu and select Preferences.
- On the left, click Advanced under the "Web Browser"
- On the right, click the Empty No" button in the Cache
- Click OK to finish
(Windows and Macintosh):
- Click on Edit / Preferences.
- On the left, click Cache under Advanced.
- If there is nothing under Advanced," then click the arrow
- On the right, click "Clear Disk Cache Now"
- Click OK to finish.
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Quick Tip: Counting Words in MS Word.
Need to know how many words your MS Word document
Click on Tools / Word Count.
You will get a count of Pages, Words, Characters,
Paragraphs, and Lines.
Do you know of a better way? Or do you have any
questions? Drop me a note at Michael@MichaelStills.com.
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