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How Do I Not Show All the Names In a Group Email Sent Out ?

How do I not show all the names in a group email sent out from my Mac Book Pro ?
Daniela Rempel

Comments: 4 Responses to “How Do I Not Show All the Names In a Group Email Sent Out ?”

    7 years ago

    The solution doesn't depend on what type of computer or device you are using, but in how email works. When you send a message, it can include "to" email addresses, "cc" email addresses and "bcc" email addresses. The "cc" is an old term of "carbon copy." The only really difference between "to" and "cc" is where the email address appears. Everyone listed as "to" and "cc" can be seen by everyone else who gets the email.

    But "bcc" means blind carbon copy. So the people wo are bcc'ed get the email too, but no one else sees their email address.

    So just include those email addresses as part of the BCC line at the top of the Mail composition window. If you don't see a BCC line, choose the menu item View, BCC Address Field.

    Note that if you don't want anyone to see who gets the email, the way many people do it is to put yourself as the "to" and everyone else as a "bcc." And then just throw away the copy of the email you receive.

    I did a video on this a while back:

    7 years ago

    It is not necessary to put yourself in the "To" field. A copy of the message will be in your "Sent" folder. The action to "throw away" the email you receive is unnecessary.

    7 years ago

    Shirley: It is true that today you don't need to put any "to" address and can just use BCC addresses, in most cases. But I'm not convinced. If you have enough people listed in the BCC, using enough old email systems, perhaps one of those old systems will balk at getting an email with no "to" destination at all. So I still include myself as the one "to" just to be safe.

    7 years ago

    I have been only using the Bcc Field and not the "To" field for over six years in Apple Mail. Never had a problem.

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