What is CC and BCC?

You will hear this when you send an email or you will see people talking about this.

CC means Carbon Copy

BCC means Blind Carbon Copy

If you want to send an email to your staff and also if you want to notify your supervisor about the same email, in the TO field of the message, type the supervisor�s email address and in CC field enter the other staff email addresses.

So basically To means to whom the email is intended for CC means you want the other person also to be notified that you have send a mail TO some one.

Now use BCC when you do not want the TO and CC persons to know that you are copying this email to someone else at BCC.

So going back to the same example, Send the email TO your staff and CC your supervisor and BCC your boss. Now your staff and supervisor will not know that you have send the same email to your Boss. Which is why this is called Blind Carbon Copy (BCC)

Post a comment if it is confusing.

Dave 🙂

One thought on “What is CC and BCC?”

  1. Can you please advise as to how to protect the identities of other recipients of my main E-mail.

    By using Bcc is of no protection, as some precipitants are particular to keep their E-mail address only to selected Mates.

    I prefer the method to be simple for a dummy like me.

    Thanking you


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