Option of warning when Replying to All when the recipient is in BCC in Microsoft Outlook 2016
Option to show some sort of warning to the individual who is already in BCC if they are trying to "Reply All" as it defeats the purpose of BCC and can be quite embarrassing not only for the individual replying to the email but also for the original sender when the respondent replies to all from a BCC. Also when I click on “Reply All”, my email id (sender’s id) appears in the recipient list. There should be a facility to disable this.
Use a freeware tool TuneReplyAll to show such warning.
When you send a mail, but it is to yourself give a warning so you know you send it to yourself.
When you are Bcc on a email it should give you a warning or it should be in red when you want to reply. (sometimes you don’t realize that you where only Bcc on the email)
Courriel "Répondre à tous"
Email "Reply to all"
Bonjour, lorsqu’on “répond à tous”, vous devriez mettre en “cc” tous les destinataires excepté la personne qui a envoyé le courriel.
Hello, when "Reply to all", you should "cc" all recipients except the person who sent the email.
Too often, people who are blind copied, don't realize it and respond to all, especially when they view it on cell phone. In all capital letters in the Subject line, only the Bcc... recipient(s) should see YOU WERE BLIND COPIED.
Automatically email or text the recipient of a BCC email so they don't make the mistake of replying. Or perhaps a warning pop-up window that says "you have been BCC'd on this email, are you sure you wish to reply?"
Exclude sender as a reply target when using the Reply to All button.
Priyankar Sengupta commented
I have personally suffered due to this. Can we add a feature where if I am BCC'd on an email and I try to reply to all then a pop up comes up saying that 'You are responding to an email where you were BCC'd'. I feel this is extremely important and a lot of people will benefit from this.
K S PILLAI commented
When I click on "Reply All", my email id (sender's id) appears in the receipient list. There should be a facility to disable this
K M commented
This would be a great default warning (similar to the attachment warning- which I love!) Because I don't always know if my "BCC" folks will be aware that they are on that specific line, I always end up forwarding them the "sent message" to ensure they will not accidentally reply to other recipients.
Rui Moreno Silva commented
Have the user warned when they receive an e-mail on BCC in order to avoid accidental replies.
Keith Kroslow commented
This MailTip warning was made available in OWA/Exchange 2010 and here we are on Outlook 2016 (3 versions later) and it's still not available! I really hope that the next version of Office/Exchange will have this working...
Dave West commented
There is nothing more annoying that an Inbox cluttered with "Reply to all" messages that are only relevant to the original sender. "Reply" should be the default and if the sender chooses "Reply to all", perhaps a warning box could come up? It would also avoid those occasions when you reply with a sarcastic or critical response intended only for the sender and find that you've accidentally sent it to half the company including your boss!
Or disable the button entirely.
Show when a recipient is BCCed on an e-mail. Obviously, it would only show that the individual recipient was BCCed, but it will make it obvious that the recipient was indeed BCCed. Otherwise, BCCed recipients just have the e-mail but nowhere does it say that it was to them. For example, show the heading as follows:
BCC: [me only]
Nick brackney commented
Failure to have this exposes folks to careless emails from participants whose need to be informed may not want to be shared with the broader audience. A mistake in this has disasterous consequences on the team dynamics so this limits the applicability of BCC from a wide host of use cases and will curb my usage of this feature.
M Viorel commented
Outlook notifies me when my reply is going to hundred of recipients. Outlook also warns me if apparently I forgot to add an attachment to an email (this never worked correctly for me, by the way).
Why is then Outlook not able to warn folks with something like: "You're about to Bcc hundreds of people. Are you sure you want to do this?"
This would go a long way to both prevent Bcc and to educate people about how to not use it.
I've sent this feedback in 2003, 2007, 2015. I see others suggesting the same thing, probably for years as well. Here's one more try.
John Boucher commented
It should be made that the person who is put in BCC can not "reply all". it can be potentially dangerous if they do not realize they are on the BCC list.
Or possibly change the color of the whole email thread background to red if you are on the BCC list. this way it is very clear that it's a special case email.
Kenneth Lindstedt commented
When replying/sending email, outlook could clearly highlight (e.g. color the windows bar with red/green) if there are people from outside the company in the recipient lists.
I bet it is fairly common when 'Reply All' or just adding people to the recipient list, there are by accident added people from outside the company, who should not get that email.
A simple notification that would highlight whenever this happens, could save from accidental email sending and potential disasters.
Even better if this feature can be added to email apps, as most email clients try to hide unnecessary information and "recipient" lists is one of the hidden areas.
Dana Lapan commented
Make it clear when someone is bcc'ed on an email; right now it looks as though I'm just cc'ed.