Okay, I understand the concept of having personal and/or work e-mails shared across the country with people who have no idea who I am; it happens quite frequently.
Here's my dilemma: Say I want to BBC a group of people because of proper e-mail etiquette and the person to whom the e-mail is addressed and sent to has no idea that an entire group of people received the same e-mail with the same information. Couldn't that be misconstrued as some type of plot to avenge a problem occurring at work.
Example: I send an e-mail to my boss, and I think the e-mail should go to all employees and a rather large number of customers who will want to know that a certain decison has been made that could adversly affect their accounts. If my boss receives the e-mail, he won't see the BBC list of people; he won't know that 100 other people were e-mailed until someone clicks Reply All? Or someone asks him about the situation. Won't the boss see this as a negative and question my motives for keeping a "secret"? Wouldn't my loyalty to the company be questioned. How would I make sure the boss is aware that the e-mail was sent to the 100 most important investors? Other than mentioning the fact in the e-mail?