Junk Mail Junk Mail fvcu (MIS) (OP) 12 Jul 00 16:38 One of our users forwarded an e-mail to me. It was a well known internet scam. His question was "How did I get this e-mail. My e-mail address is not in the 'To' field?"We're using Exchange 5.0 SP2 and Outlook 97. How does a message like this arrive in a mailbox that isn't in the "To" field.Thank you.Mike RE: Junk Mail MasterRacker (IS/IT Management) 12 Jul 00 17:41 One of the easiest ways to do this is to send a message to yourself, then put all the other addresses in the BCC field. This is Blind Copy which allows you to send copies of a message without others being able to see who all saw it. This is used regularly by bulk mailers. For example a salesman could send out a price list to all clients without exposing their addresses to everyone else in the list. Jeff firstname.lastname@example.org Of all the things I've lost in life, I miss my mind the most ... RE: Junk Mail fvcu (MIS) (OP) 13 Jul 00 13:15 Here's a twist. After trying the BCC method, I found that it does work that way and I let the user know. He just contacted me to say that he just received the same junk e-mail but this time there is no 'To' or 'CC' field. If the 'To' field has no content (at least in my Outlook/Exchange environment) the message cannot be sent. RE: Junk Mail MasterRacker (IS/IT Management) 14 Jul 00 08:31 What Outlook are you using? I am on Outlook 2000 and I can send with only the CC field filled and also with only the BCC field filled.There are other ways to junk mail as well. This just happens to be one I know of. Jeff email@example.com Of all the things I've lost in life, I miss my mind the most ... RE: Junk Mail fvcu (MIS) (OP) 14 Jul 00 10:38 Thanks, Jeff. We are using Outlook 97. I just tested and found that you can fill in just the BCC field and the recipient receives an e-mail message with no 'To' field.