Why you should consider blind copying email addresses in group emails

TULSA - Whether it's important business or the latest email filled with cute baby animal pictures group emails should be handled with caution.

IT experts say when you send an email to a group; if one recipient's computer is infected there's the potential everyone's email and names in the group could be grabbed and used by spammers.

The easy solution is to blind copy (Bcc:) the email addresses in a group email.

If you do receive an email that appears to be from a friend but either has suspicious content, or the friend's name shows up but with an email address that isn't theirs, contact that person directly and let them know to change their password right away to try and regain control of their address and account.   And use the phone or a different email address, not the one tied to the suspicious email, to contact them.

 

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