Ooo... a new feature!
Think of this as a new "feature".
Outlook will strip attachments from some forwarded emails once you've applied a security update from this month's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has admitted. Once the buggy patch, released January 9, is installed, Outlook 2016 will drop attachments from forwarded plain-text messages. This affects the Microsoft Installer (MSI) …
They're not even trying any more, are they?
Dear Microsoft: you are not in the business of software development. By far the biggest and most important part of your work is maintenance of software that's been used for decades. So stop giving that work to your newest and most clueless developers.
"When I forward an e-mail I definitely want the attachments to be sent with it."
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. Asking would be nice. Just stripping them could mean the end for millions of cute kitten videos.
Just send to a blind carbon copy list
Oooh! Can I get this one?
"BCC" is not an abbreviation for "blind carbon copy", and "CC" is not an abbreviation for "carbon copy". Both were in use before carbon paper was invented, and the "CC" in both simply means "copies". This idiom of doubling an initial to indicate a plural can also be seen in e.g. "pp" for "pages", which used to be common in certain styles of scholarly attribution.
I think this will be my entry for Pointless Pedantry of the Week, but it's only Monday, so you never know.
Not sure where list came from in my response (I meant send to contacts as a blind carbon copy), but as far as I am aware Bcc is an acronym in Lotus Notes and Outlook for blind carbon copy (MS Help certainly states this for Outlook).
as far as I am aware Bcc is an acronym in Lotus Notes and Outlook for blind carbon copy (MS Help certainly states this for Outlook)
The authors of the help text in Outlook are capable of being incorrect. They don't control the etymology of the words they use. They're simply repeating a folk etymology.
 Yes, "Bcc" in this context is a word, in the technical, linguistic sense.
Think is the third major Outlook update cock up from the House of Microsoft in the last 12 months. Getting tired of their laissez-faire attitude to update quality, especially with what is arguably their crown jewel in the business market.
Can't help but draw a direct correlation between them shutting down the Trustworthy Computing unit, and updates getting less reliable. (https://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/19/ms_shutters_twc/)
As I Commented on that article: "OK, Microsoft - close the department, but don't you dare stop doing the work and ethos they promoted, or they'll be hell to pay."
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