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What Does Bcc. Mean In An Email

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Jackdaw33 | 14:16 Tue 17th Nov 2020 | Technology
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and how is it different from cc?

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Blind copy means others can’t see you have been copied in
bcc is blind copies, the receiver only sees their own email address. cc shows everyone everybody's email addresses
CC=Carbon Copy
BCC=Blind Carbon Copy
of course they are no longer actually carbon copies but that's the origin.
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Thanks, but am unsure of its advantages.
Jackdaw, the advantage is that the sender is not giving the recipients each other’s email addresses, which is excellent practice
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I see, thank you.
BCC on email is very useful for stopping email harvesters. In fact only use BCC when > 1 recipient then when the receivers get your email the list of email addresses you sent it to will not appear and as such cannot be harvested. The original usage was to copy people in in such a way that they do not know who also received the memo (now email)
It means each recipient is unaware of the others.
our company usually uses "bcc" for information emails that go to the whole company. sometimes they forget and then you get an email addressed to close on 500 recipients, followed by umpteen "reply to alls" as the company jokers start firing sarcastic comments, and more umpteen "reply to alls" telling users not to "reply to all"......
An abomination!

Usually an underhand person trying to be sneaky or smug.
If you are sending the same email to multiple people/clients, bcc also enables privacy and confidentially to all recipients.
Yes tigger we use it a lot for GDPR compliance so that we don't accidentally give out a personal email address. Very useful.

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