Last post Apr 07, 2016 04:02 PM by tmorton
Apr 07, 2016 12:35 AM|ninianne98|LINK
I got a notice Sunday morning, and it said my answer was being deleted due to being a duplicate, when in fact it was not.
1) Due to the question from the original poster, it was likely the user had no idea what BCC was so I linked in the Wikipedia article that explained it as well as called it blind carbon copy
2) and more importantly - no other poster bothered to follow the link to the example the poster was using. The user was using a third party email framework Chilkat.MailMan() , I was the only person who linked in or put out the method call from that framework
3) Low quality answers got marked as answer by the same moderator who deleted my answer "You can use the Bcc option available in email" and other answers which assumed the MailMessage object was being used. Additionally, the user was using VB, yet all other
code examples which were also using the wrong mail framework were being supplied in C#.
4) Answer by a2h was a duplicate of paindaasp in that their code snippets were subsets of each other, yet a2h's answer was retained and mine which read nothing like theirs was deleted!
my original response:
I'm not familiar with this framework but from reviewing the
documentation regarding bcc (blind carbon copy) you'll want to use
AddBcc(ByVal friendlyName As String, ByVal emailAddress As String) As Boolean
Adds a recipient to the blind carbon-copy list. address is required, but name may be empty.
Returns True for success, False for failure.
Why BCC email addresses do not appear in the email header.
I have reached out to the moderator and after 3 days, and have not gotten a response.
Apr 07, 2016 04:02 PM|tmorton|LINK
Thank you for your continued participation in the ASP.NET forums. Contributors like you are what make the forums successful!
It's a shame that the poster did not come back to the thread to mark an answer or let the participants know if there were still problems. Your post was the 4th in the thread to essentially state "use BCC", and the moderator decided to stop the thread. I
believe that poster was a little lost. Another post from that poster regarding email makes no mention of Chilkat, and the code in that other post made it clear that System.Net.Mail was being used natively (Dim myMail As New SmtpClient).