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Reply To All options should not be available when viewing SMTP messages received via blind copy (bcc)

Technote (FAQ)


A person who is bcc'd on a mail message in Lotus Notes® client or Lotus® Domino® Web Access (iNotes™ Web Access) may not realize this and "Reply to All", including the original recipient(s), who were not aware that this person had been sent a copy of the message. This can lead to problems or embarrassment to either or both parties. Is there a way to prevent bcc'd users from replying to all?

The Reply to all button is not available for such messages if they are internal Notes memos, but the action is still possible for SMTP messages, received from the Internet.


Starting in IBM Notes 8 and iNotes Web Access (DWA) 8, the Reply to All options have been removed from the internal Notes memo view if you are bcc'd on the message. The option is still available for SMTP messages. This is reported in SPR #JSTN8J2SJV, and is under investigation.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Messaging Applications Lotus Domino Web Access Mail Linux, Windows 8.0

Document information

More support for: IBM Notes

Software version: 8.0, 8.5

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1283054

Modified date: 30 January 2013