So I am trying to develop a relational database (I'm using MySQL, planning on a Java front end) where I have 3 tables (People, where I store names and relevant personal information... and Messages (where for every message sent, the relevant information is stored. Each message is given an ID# from which you can draw the date and time sent, the content of the message, the sender of the message, and the recipient of the message).
My problem is setting up the database such that each message can have just one sender but multiple recipients. For instance, I can easily handle message ID 73 being sent from User 6 to User 3. But how would I handle if message ID 74 was sent from user 4 to users 2,3, and 8? Is there a way to allow multiple recipients? Would I need to rethink how the database is structured? Anyone got some advice/tips?