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How to Bcc in Outlook
There are many situations where the Bcc function in Outlook comes in handy. Bcc, or “blind carbon copy,” is a function that allows you to send a copy of your message to others without your primary recipients knowing. This is a great way to protect the privacy of those you’re Bccing, all the while making it appear to the primary recipient like they are the only one getting your message. This is also an easy way to loop someone in on a paper trail in legal disputes. Let’s review how to Bcc in Outlook.
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To Bcc in Outlook, go to Options > ⋯ > Bcc. Add your recipient in the To field and the people you want to Bcc in the Bcc field. Fill out your email and send it.
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How to Bcc someone in Outlook
The Bcc function allows you to secretly send a copy of your message to another party. Bcc recipients do not appear to other recipients of the email you send. For example, if you send your dad an email and Bcc your mom, your dad will not be able to see that you sent your mom a copy. However, your mom will be able to see you sent your dad the original message because he was not added via Bcc.
Using the Bcc function allows you to protect that person’s privacy. This is a great tool that everyone should know how to use.
Go to outlook.live.com in your desktop browser. Begin your email, then click the Bcc button in the To field.
Enter your primary recipient’s email in the To field. In the Bcc field, enter the email of the person you want to send a blind carbon copy to.
When finished, write your email and send it.
Start your email in the Outlook desktop app. Go to the Options tab.
Click the ⋯ button on the right side of the toolbar.
Under Show Fields, select Bcc.
Fill out the To field with the person you originally wanted to send the email to. Add the people you want to Bcc in the Bcc field.
Fill out the email as intended and send it.
Mobile app (Android and iOS)
- Start your email from the Outlook mobile app.
- Tap the downward arrow in the To field.
- Fill out the To field with the person you originally wanted to send the email to. Add the people you want to Bcc in the Bcc field.
- Fill out the email as intended and send it.
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If the person you Bcc responds to the email, the others in the email thread — including the original primary recipient — will not know. The message sent will start its own new email thread.
No. The only person who can see all of the Bcc recipients is the original sender.
This is possible with rules in Outlook.
Yes, you can Bcc without a main recipient. This is to say, you can leave the To and CC fields completely empty and send an email to someone addressed in the Bcc field.