How to Reveal BCC in Outlook

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How to Reveal BCC in Outlook
Keep e-mail contacts private while sending e-mails. (blind and mute image by Dmitri MIkitenko from Fotolia.com)

Blind carbon copy or Bcc in outlook allows you to send an e-mail message to multiple people while blocking the contact details for recipients listed in the Bcc field. The Bcc feature hides the contact names and e-mails of anyone listed in the Bcc field of the email. Removing the Bcc field cuts down on the amount of clutter at the top of the email message. Bcc is not a commonly used feature but is great for business e-mails. Bcc allows you to keep the personal contact details of people confidential. This helps you avoid having to recreate a separate e-mail for each contact.

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Instructions

    Reveal BCC for Outlook 2007

  1. 1

    Open a new e-mail in outlook 2007 by clicking on the "New" button. Select "Mail Message" from the drop down box.

  2. 2

    Click on the "Options" button located at the top of the email message. This will show the shortcuts available for the options section of the email.

  3. 3

    Select "Show Bcc" in the section labelled Fields. This will add the Bcc field to the email header.

    Reveal Bcc for Outlook 2002/2003 using outlook

  1. 1

    Open a new e-mail in outlook by clicking on the "New" button in the header section. This will pull up an e-mail message box.

  2. 2

    Click on the "View" button located at the top of the email message. This will display the menu options available for the view feature in outlook.

  3. 3

    Click "Bcc Field" in the drop down menu. The window will close and the Bcc field will be visible in the email header section.

    Reveal Bcc for Outlook 2002/2003 using word

  1. 1

    Open a new e-mail in outlook by clicking on the "New" button at the top of the page just under the file option.

  2. 2

    Click on the "Downward Arrow" next to the Options button. Do not click on the options button itself.

  3. 3

    Select "Bcc" from the drop down menu. The menu will close and the Bcc field is now available in the Bcc field.

Tips and warnings

  • Follow the same steps to remove the Bcc field from your e-mails.

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