Personalize E-Mail Messages With BCC This
BCC This is an add-on for Microsoft Outlook that enables you to add custom messages to some BCC recipients to email messages.
E-Mails can be sent to one or multiple recipients. Problem is, that the same message is sent to every recipient. While some email clients support templates and variables to change some of that, it is often easier to compose multiple email messages instead.
Thunderbird users can for instance customize a message with the mass mail and personal mail add-ons so that it contains different data for recipients.
It is for instance common courtesy to address each recipient with their name which is impossible to do without scripting. But that process is rather complicated and time consuming.
BCC This is a plugin for Microsoft Outlook that offers an ingenious way of personalizing email messages addressing multiple recipients.
The Outlook plugin allows you to add custom text for selected recipients. It is somewhat limited in this regard as it allows you to add one new message to select recipients.
The plugin is in no way as sophisticated as the Thunderbird add-ons mentioned above but it can be used to add textual information for some recipients fairly easily.
An option to sent out multiple custom copies to recipients would have been a nice feature, but that is currently not possible.
The add-on is therefore unsuitable for mass mailings, but ideal for conversations in a work environment with only a few recipients.
BCC This adds a toolbar at the bottom of the message composing window in Outlook. This toolbar can be minimized whenever it is not needed to save screen estate. Recipients can read the email messages normally while BCC This offers the means to view the messages how they have been send out on the sender's system.
BCC This is currently offered as a free beta version not only for Outlook but also for Twitter and Blackberries. No compatibility information are given on the developer's website.
Update: The BCC This add-in is no longer available, the website returns a 404 not found error. We are not aware of an alternative for Outlook at this point in time.Advertisement