bcc: unnecessary
Thread poster: Anthony Baldwin

Anthony Baldwin  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:27
Portuguese to English
+ ...
Jun 8, 2009

I fail to understand why clicking on a mailto: link in a job post automatically puts my own address in the bcc: field.
That's been annoying me for a long time, quite frankly, and I've finally decided to whine about it (although I have far more praise for proz than compaints, mind you. Just making a suggestion to help the site improve).
My mail programs (I use several on several different machines, including thunderbird, icecove, seamonkey, evolution, mutt, and just the plain old gmail web interface) all keep a copy of sent messages in the /sent folder.
I really don't need to bcc: myself, since I already have a copy of my sent messages.
What is the logic in imposing this function?
I really think it should be removed.

Thanks,
Tony


 

Lutz Molderings  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 12:27
Member (2007)
German to English
+ ...
agree Jun 8, 2009


I really think it should be removed.


+1

Don't understand what the point of this is.


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 12:27
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
+ ...
What are you talking about? Jun 8, 2009

Anthony Baldwin wrote:
I fail to understand why clicking on a mailto: link in a job post automatically puts my own address in the bcc: field.


Where does this happen?


 

Lutz Molderings  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 12:27
Member (2007)
German to English
+ ...
email address of job poster Jun 8, 2009



Where does this happen?



This happens when you click on the email address of the job poster (under 'contact method').


 

Anthony Baldwin  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:27
Portuguese to English
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
when bidding Jun 8, 2009

Lutz Molderings (MSc, BSc) wrote:



Where does this happen?



This happens when you click on the email address of the job poster (under 'contact method').



Hey, Samuel,

This occurs when the bidding method is via e-mail, as opposed to submitting a bid on the proz interface, and there is a mailto: link to mail the job poster.


 

María Eugenia Wachtendorff  Identity Verified
Chile
Local time: 07:27
English to Spanish
+ ...
Absolutely new to me Jun 9, 2009

Maybe because instead of clicking, I copy and paste the outsourcer's e-mail address?

Just a tiny bug, I guessicon_smile.gif


 

Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:27
Member (2006)
English to Polish
+ ...
To me as well Jun 9, 2009

I also always copy and paste so I never had a chance to notice it.
I guess it is rather useless if someone feels like sending a blind copy it is not a problem to enter the address manually.

BR
S


 

Susan Welsh  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:27
Member (2008)
Russian to English
+ ...
I disagree ... Jun 9, 2009

... on this topic of great moment.

There's all kind of garbage in my "sent" folder. I like to keep my communications with clients in my inbox where I can remember what I said, while a job is still active.

Keep it the way it is!
Susan


 

Anthony Baldwin  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:27
Portuguese to English
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
redundant Jun 9, 2009

Susan Welsh wrote:

... on this topic of great moment.

There's all kind of garbage in my "sent" folder. I like to keep my communications with clients in my inbox where I can remember what I said, while a job is still active.

Keep it the way it is!
Susan


Yeah, but then you have two copies of the same message, often with a resume attached...not efficient in terms of storage space.
It should be easy enough to find a msg in your sent folder (it is for me, whether using mutt, icedove, thunderbird, evolution, seamonkey mail, or gmail s web interface).
If there s too much garbage in there, clean it out.
I clean up my e-mail about once a month.


 


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