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    When a third party is mentioned in the body of a business letter, are you supposed to CC that person?

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    Re: business letter

    Quote Originally Posted by solicitor View Post
    When a third party is mentioned in the body of a business letter, are you supposed to CC that person?
    It depends on a variety of factors. Example(s) would help.

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    Re: business letter

    I am writing to someone and a third person is involved in the substance of whatever I am writing about. Either they are the subject of the letter, they will be involved in follow-up or they are referenced as the source of information, should not this person get a copy of the letter mentioning him/her?

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    Re: business letter

    Quote Originally Posted by solicitor View Post
    I am writing to someone and a third person is involved in the substance of whatever I am writing about. Either they are the subject of the letter, they will be involved in follow-up or they are referenced as the source of information, should not this person get a copy of the letter mentioning him/her?
    That depends on your own views and on company policy, if there is one.

    I would CC the third party only if I thought it important or relevant for them to know. So, I would CC them in the situation I have underlined, but not necessarily in the other two.

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    Re: business letter

    But not if they are the subject of the letter?

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    Re: business letter

    It all depends, doesn't it? If the letter is between me and my boss about the status of one of my underlings, then the underling does not necessarily need to be informed.

    Or, if I am talking about our company's choices among two different vendors and the pros and cons of each one, it is not necessary or wise to include the vendors in on the letter.

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