Removing Email Addresses From an Email

How can I forward an email without forwarding all the names and email addresses that are included, other than my own? I don't want to take credit for anything, I just don't want the email info of my son and sister to be sent along to the next recipient. Is there a simple way to eliminate those names and addresses and still forward an interesting email?

Debra from Marion, NC

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June 6, 20080 found this helpful

Unfortunately, the only real way is to just right click, highlight the area you want to delete, then hit the delete button. It takes an extra second but will do the job.

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June 6, 20080 found this helpful

After you select 'forward' on the email's tool bar, the message will then display with blank 'To:' text box....in the email, highlight the 'To' and 'From' info, once it is highlighted, select the 'delete' button and those names will be removed from the email message you are forwarding. Put the recipients name in the 'To:' text field and hit 'send'. The receiver will only see your name as the 'From' person, but no additional names inside the email message. Hope this helps.

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June 6, 20080 found this helpful

Very easy I do this all the time. Click on the link to forward the email to someone on your email list. All you do is take your cursor and highlight the previous email address, and then delete.

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June 6, 20080 found this helpful

Nope, it is not necessarily this easy!

I use a server for my email, and not a separate email program. If I highlight names, nothing happens except that they're highlighted. I've found that mine offers the option (in the "forward" pull-down menu) to "forward in-line".

This option allows you to highlight/delete the extra names/email addresses. Unfortunately, it only works for purely text emails. If there are photos or attachments, you must first save them (to your hard drive), then recompose the email, inserting or attaching the saved material.

If anyone knows how to forward emails from such a server that only has these kinds of options, without having to save everything then recompose the email...I, too, would love to know!

My other option (that I am leaning toward), is to make MS Outlook my default for email. This would allow me to easily manipulate the mail; BUT then all the mail is stored on my hard drive, using up my space! Six of one, half dozen of another, I suppose!

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June 6, 20080 found this helpful

That is my pet peeve! I have heard that spammers harvest emails from forwards. I don't know if it's true or not. I use the in line option and delete the addys and then use blind carbon copy option to forward, sending it to my email with BCCs to all who will receive it.

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June 6, 20080 found this helpful

Jilson, try yahoo mail... it's free and you can use it with any server but Comcast. I love the format.

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June 7, 20080 found this helpful

Indy gives a great answer. The method i use is click FORWARD then

go down in the body of the email [copied by my service onto the reply blank]- highlight everything i wish to remove and hit delete, much the same as Indy posted.

If you wish to send to many folks and do not wish each one to see the list you forwarded---click on blind copy option and enter the individuals you are posting a copy and in the TO: put your email address. You will receive a and you can delete the copy received.

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June 10, 20080 found this helpful

Another option is to highlight the copy you want & then right click on it, copy it and open a new email & click in the message spot and then right click and paste the email. Only info forwarded is what you highlight, copy and paste.

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June 10, 20080 found this helpful

Click "forward," then backspace all the addresses out that you want to remove.

That's it! Good luck.

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June 10, 20080 found this helpful

Don't forward, highlight the whole part of the email you wanted to forward, then copy it and paste it in a whole new email. That way you can choose to BCC to as many addys as you want.

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June 10, 20080 found this helpful

Don't forward, highlight the whole part of the email you wanted to forward, then copy it and past in a whole new email. That way you can choose to BCC to as many addys as you want.

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June 11, 20080 found this helpful

Copy and paste by right-clicking and holding and dragging to highlight the text. Once you have what you want to copy; (not including the email addresses) let go and right click on it again and a little box will come up, press copy. In the new email box you have opened you just have to right click in the area where you would type your message and another box will come up where you can click on paste.

The best way to stop this in the first place would be for everyone who forwards or sends emails to stop using the To and CC part but to leave them blank and add all your addresses to the Bcc (blind carbon copy) only. Sometimes you have to press on "To" and bring up your addresses for the Bcc to show up.

Hope this helps

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June 11, 20080 found this helpful

Choose the BCC email, fill in each email address you want to send the email to. This will send each person the email without the others listed. Also, before you send your email delete all other addresses listed where your email is included. This way you are not forwarding email addresses out in the web.

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