Wish this still worked but after Google’s update to the Compose window it’s broke. Sorry. — Feb 8, 2013
I don’t know how many introduction emails I get sent each and every day. It’s got to be at least… 5! And every single time I have to do the same thing –
- Press “Reply All”
- Click “Add BCC”
- Copy the person in the “To” field (the person who made the intro) to the “BCC” field.
- Copy the person or people in the “CC” field (those that I’m getting introduced to) to the “To” field.
- Begin writing email with some funny/witty line (or a failed attempt at it) that says:
- Thanks [Insert Person Who Made The Intro's Name Here] for introducing us. Moving you to BCC so you don’t go insane due to even more email!
Well, I got fed up with doing that 5+ times per day (and apparently so did others):
— Dave McClure (@davemcclure) January 8, 2012
So I made a quick Chrome extension that solves my problem. Go ahead and install it and open an email, press “Reply All” and then click the new blue button in your Chrome extension bar and you should be all set.
Let me know if it works for you and if it helps you at all by emailing me or posting in the comments below. And while you’re at it, look at what really keeps me (and my team going) during the day at GetBackstory.com. That product is wayyyy cooler than this extension.
So if you haven’t looked at Backstory yet, what are you waiting for? I mean you’ll have lots of time now that you don’t have to copy and paste addresses in every email.
*Edited for grammer (because my wife said I should fix a few things).