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4.4. How do I send an e-mail message to multiple recipients?

Specify a list of recipients (rather than just one) and your mail program will build To: or Cc: lists for you. Your message will be sent to everyone listed on the To: and Cc: lines. Your mail program may automatically prompt you for names to carbon copy to or it may not.

There is no functional difference between listing addresses in the To: or Cc: header lines. But from the user's point of view, it is implied that any Cc: recipients are receiving the message for informational purposes only, and no reply is desired. If anyone on the To: or Cc: list should reply to your message, the reply can (at the sender's option) go to all the recipients of your message.

The ability to send e-mail to multiple recipients is a useful tool: you can all at once (if you desire) send one message to several Internet users, an America Online account, a few fax machines, and a mailing list.

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