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IETF Drops RFC For Cosmetic Carbon Copy 63

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the this-never-happened dept.
paulproteus writes "Say you have an email where you want to send an extra copy to someone without telling everyone. There's always been a field for that: BCC, or Blind Carbon Copy. But how often have you wanted to do the opposite: make everyone else think you sent a copy to somebody without actually having done so? Enter the new IETF-NG RFC: Cosmetic Carbon Copy, or CCC. Now you can conveniently email all of your friends (with a convenient exception or two...) with ease!"
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IETF Drops RFC For Cosmetic Carbon Copy

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  • by GrifterCC (673360) on Thursday April 01, 2010 @02:59PM (#31702116)
    Do you seriously mean to tell me that there are no important tech stories taking place today? Most of these articles are barely even chuckle-worthy.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 01, 2010 @04:43PM (#31702784)
    This is already possible by putting a Cc in the RFC822 headers but not delivering to the Cc address. The delivery addresses are specified in the envelope headers (the RCPT TO: commands given in the SMTP protocol). So you can pretty much whatever you want in the RFC822 headers.. To:, Cc:, From: and deliver to whoever you want (eg none of those people, a subset of them, extra people (Bcc) etc.
  • by geniusj (140174) on Thursday April 01, 2010 @05:18PM (#31703044) Homepage

    Envelope headers are different than actual recipients. Mail clients don't implement it, but there's nothing in the SMTP protocol preventing you from putting a Cc: header in your message with a list of names/email addresses, but not actually delivering the messages. It's just a matter of a mail client offering this functionality. For now, you'll have to telnet into port 25 ;)

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