aebrown wrote:dpenrod75 wrote:Only a leader can use the send message app in LCR.
That may be true now, but it won't necessarily always be the case. More and more callings are getting access to portions of LCR, and if the Send a Message features gets updated, it may well allow expanded access, too.
Also, every message is sent BCC (regardless of privacy settings), so your proposal to send messages with BCC if the privacy setting is Leadership Only wouldn't make any difference.
If you send a message to leaders, it goes in the "To" field. If you send a message to members, it goes in the "Bcc" field. I use this application on a weekly basis, and this is how it works for me.
I don't see the church ever allowing non leadership to broadcast messages to a stake or ward.
Again, if only a leader can only use this app and a leader can see e-mail addresses with the highest level of all the visibility restrictions placed on an e-mail address in the directory anyway, it doesn't make since why a "leader" cannot use the send message application to send a message to a member who's privacy setting is "Leadership Only". Besides, that same leader can copy and past that members address in their own e-mail program and send that person a message.
If the members address is in the Bcc field, no-one else will see it except the leader who sent the message and the member. That in no way violates the members preference to have "Leadership Only" visibility for their e-mail address.
Again, if they don't want e-mails from the church, then they should remove the e-mail address from the directory.