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How do I use the Bcc field in email?

The blind carbon copy field (Bcc) allows you 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 the addresses listed in the “From”, “To”, and “Cc” fields. This is a very handy feature when sending out mass mailings as if no one is listed in the the “To” and “Cc” fields, the reply will only go to the original sender, 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 no 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”.
    GmailBCCToMe-2

To use Bcc in iOS Mail:

  1. When composing a new message or replying to a message, click on the “Cc/Bcc” text below the “To:” field.
    iPhoneShowBCC-2
  2. The Bcc field will no 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.
    iPhoneBCCToMe-2

Last updated by magyar_dan on 2014-06-18 13:19:24

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