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How Do I Send “blind” Copies (Bcc) To a Group?

My computer is mac OS Sierra Version 10.12.5. I want to send copies of a message to a group without showing theirs names or emails. With Mail open I went to “Preferences” to “Composing” to “Addressing” to “When sending to a group, show all members.” This was checked. I unchecked it – didn’t work.
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Jackie

Comments: 5 Responses to “How Do I Send “blind” Copies (Bcc) To a Group?”

    2 years ago

    That option just changes how you see the addresses in your window when composing the email. When checked, if you drag and drop a group from contacts into the To field, it will show you all of the email addresses in the To field. If unchecked, it shows you the name of the group instead.
    But either way the email is sent the same way, with all of the addresses listed in the To field for every recipient. It is just a cosmetic change in your composing window.
    If you want to send blind copies to people, you need to put their email addresses (or the group) into the Bcc field, not the To or Cc fields.
    When composing a message, you can see the To field at the top, and maybe the Cc and Bcc fields. If you don’t see Bcc, add it by choosing View, Bcc Address Field. Then it will appear.
    Add the names of the people you want to send the message to in the Bcc field. You need to add at least one address in the To field, so often people just include their own email address there. You’ll get a copy too, and people will see that, but people know it is coming from you so there’s no secret there.

    Shirley
    2 years ago

    Using Apple Mail, you don’t have to put anything in the “To:” field. Just use the “Bcc:” and the message sends just fine. I have been doing this for many years.

    2 years ago

    Shirley: Nice find! You definitely did need to add something to the TO field at some point in the past. Not sure when that changed.

    Duane
    2 years ago

    Can I send a hidden group email and have their individual first name in the salutation?

    2 years ago

    Duane: For that you need to use an email service provider like Aweber or such. Even if you could do it, at that point you are sending commercial email and that is probably against your email provider’s terms of service. If you work at n organization with servers and an IT department on the other hand, they should be able to set up something using on of their servers.

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