Cc: or Bcc:?
There are three basic ways to send someone an email:
- Use the To: field, like most people do
- Use the Cc: field to send a copy to a secondary address
- Use the Bcc: field to send a secret copy
Bcc: stands for blind carbon copy. Addresses entered into this field are invisible to all recipients.
There are a few reasons you may wish to use Bcc: instead of the To: or Cc: fields:
- If you want to prevent your recipients from accidentally hitting “reply all” and annoying your friends with replies intended only for you
- If you want to keep your recipient’s email addresses private from the rest of the list (A best practice when you’re sending email to a large list)
- If you want to email one person and secretly copy someone else on the same email
So next time you write an email, think twice before entering your addresses!