In outlook, highlight my name in the From, To, and/or CC list.


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Bob Solo

When receiving an email with many names in the "to" and "cc" list, it is
often very hard to determine if I am in the to "to" list or "cc" list.

It would be nice if my name and the list name (From:, To:, Cc:) were
highlighted so I can quickly see which list I am in.

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VanguardLH

Bob said:
When receiving an email with many names in the "to" and "cc" list, it is
often very hard to determine if I am in the to "to" list or "cc" list.

It would be nice if my name and the list name (From:, To:, Cc:) were
highlighted so I can quickly see which list I am in.

What are you doing to do when you receive e-mails where you are NOT
listed anywhere in the To and Cc headers? Those headers are NOT used to
specify the recipients of an e-mail. They are *data* that the sender's
e-mail client inserted into the message (header section, blank delimiter
line, body section). Everything in the message is sent using a DATA
command and that does nothing to specify who is the recipient.

When you send an e-mail, your client compiles an aggregate list of
recipients culled from the To, Cc, and Bcc *fields* that it displays.
For each recipient in that list, your client sends a RCPT-TO command to
the outgoing mail server. That is how the recipients are specified to
the sending mail server, not with anything inside the data of the
message. Recipients never get to the see the list of RCPT-TO commands
that were used by the sender's e-mail client to the sender's mail
server.

So it is possible that you will receive e-mails where you are not listed
in the To and Cc headers. Those headers in the received e-mail are data
added by the sender's e-mail client, not the actual routing information
used by the servers.

You can always use a rule to test if your e-mail address is in the To or
Cc headers, something like:

<take an action>
except if <yourmail> is in recipient's address

Every e-mail where you aren't listed in the To/Cc headers (recipients
never see a Bcc header) would fall prey to whatever action you defined
for those messages. Of course, if someone Bcc'ed you then obviously you
won't be listed in the To or Cc headers.
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This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
click "I Agree" in the message pane.

http://www.microsoft.com/office/com...86f8a9767&dg=microsoft.public.outlook.general

When Microsoft gets around to dropping these newsgroups (on their NNTP
server), we in Usenet won't have to bother seeing these superfluous
non-signature tracking schemes employed by Microsoft anymore.
 

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