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is it: "please reply to me and cc others" ? or does 优先 express the priority, the emergency of the issue and that translation should be: "please reply to me ASAP, and keep others in the loop" ?

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@NS.X. Put it down as an answer :). –  deutschZuid Jan 7 at 22:56

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优先 expresses priority/precedence/privilege, but not urgency.

In this specific sentence it feels redundant to me. I think the person was trying to emphasize that he/she should be the only one on the TO line and others on CC line are FYI (for your information) only.

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In email we say "cc" (carbon copy) to others... –  phoeagon Jan 8 at 1:27
    
@phoeagon I know. I am trying to explain the connotation of 优先 here, but now I see how the answer could be confusing in that regard. I'll update it. Thanks. –  NS.X. Jan 8 at 1:32

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