One Email With Separate Replies
January 12, 2015 11:25 AM   Subscribe

How can I send a single email to a list of addresses, but have the replies come back separately?

I have a contact list to which I send the same email to, but replies from all recipients merge into one. The recipients do not need to talk with one another, just with me, but I find it hard to follow who has sent what and to file the emails when I have finished with them.

How can I make it so that I can deal with all the replies separately? The only answer I can think of so far is to simply ask them not to reply to my email but write anew, though I figure that it's too clunky to be the only solution possible.
posted by Thing to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Send the email to yourself, BCC all the others. That way they don't have a list of recipients and therefore can't reply to all.
posted by ElDiabloConQueso at 11:27 AM on January 12, 2015 [11 favorites]

Bcc: the list of addresses, putting the address you want them to respond to in both the From: and To: field. That way, whether or not the receiver selects Reply or Reply-All, it will just go to your desired address.
posted by I EAT TAPAS at 11:29 AM on January 12, 2015 [2 favorites]

I have a feeling your problem is caused by the way your mail software handles 'conversations'. Various programs have different settings to deal with this. What program do you use?
posted by Ms. Next at 11:31 AM on January 12, 2015 [3 favorites]

Response by poster: Because I'm using a legacy account, it's Yahoo Mail online.
posted by Thing at 11:32 AM on January 12, 2015

Best answer: Disable Conversations in Yahoo Mail
posted by nicwolff at 11:42 AM on January 12, 2015

Best answer: In that case, this tutorial could be helpful, try experimenting with that setting to see if it helps.
posted by Ms. Next at 11:42 AM on January 12, 2015

What nicwolff said :)
posted by Ms. Next at 11:44 AM on January 12, 2015

Response by poster: Ah, that seems more simple than I expected. Thank you!
posted by Thing at 11:54 AM on January 12, 2015

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