How do I use the Bcc field in email?

The Blind carbon copy (Bcc) field allows a user to send a message to multiple recipients while concealing their receipt from one another. When someone has received a message via Bcc and tries to use reply all, the only recipients of the reply will be the addresses listed in the From, To and Cc fields. This is a very handy feature when sending out mass mailings. The reply will only go to the original sender and those Carbon copied (Cc), and not everyone who received the original message.

To use Bcc in Google Mail

  1. When composing a new message or replying to a message, click on the Cc Bcc text on the right side of the message area
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  2. The Bcc field will be exposed and you can fill it in just as you would the To field
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  3. When receiving a message that you received via Bcc, you will notice that instead of to: me, it will say bcc: me
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To use Bcc in Apple Mail

  1. When composing a new message or replying to a message, click on the Cc/Bcc text below the To: field
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  2. The Bcc field will be exposed and you can fill it in just as you would the To field
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  3. When receiving a message that you received via Bcc, you will notice that were you would see the To: or Cc: fields below the senders name, your name may not be listed.
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