What does BCC stand for?

Blind carbon copy

While composing an email, you may have noticed a field marked as BCC, which stands for “blind carbon copy”. This field is usually found alongside the To and CC fields.

When you put someone’s email address in the BCC field, their address remains hidden to the other recipients. This means they will receive the email, but their address will not be visible to the others.

Using the BCC field is commonly done when sending an email to a large number of people. This is especially useful when these recipients do not need to, or should not, see each other’s email addresses.

Not only does this make the To field less cluttered, but it also serves to protect the privacy of the recipients. So, the BCC field is a useful tool for sending group emails while respecting each recipient’s privacy.

Example for using ‘BCC’ in a conversation

Hey, I have a question. Can you explain what BCC means in an email?

Sure! BCC stands for “Blind carbon copy.” It’s used when you want to send an email to a group of people, but you don’t want them to see each other’s email addresses. πŸ“§

Oh, got it! So, how do I use BCC when composing an email?

When you’re composing an email, you’ll see the BCC field. Just enter the email addresses of the recipients you want to add in the BCC field. Their addresses will be hidden when you send the email. πŸ™ˆ