Anonymous asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo MailOther - Yahoo Mail · 1 decade ago

What does the BCC: and CC: do when composing emails?

Under the TO: line, there are BCC: and CC: slots. I just now noticed them and am wondering what they are for.

3 Answers

  • 360
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Cc: stands for "carbon copy." Anyone listed in the Cc: field of a message receives a copy of that message when you send it. All other recipients of that message can see that the person you designated as a Cc: recipient has received a copy of the message.

    Bcc: stands for "blind carbon copy." This is similar to the Cc: feature, except that Bcc: recipients are invisible to all the other recipients of the message (including other Bcc: recipients). For example, if you send a message To: and Bcc:, then johndoe sees himself as the message's only recipient. Janedoe, on the other hand, is "in the know"—she can see that you sent the message To: johndoe, and that you blind-copied her. To add an entry in the Bcc: field, click the "Show BCC" link to the right of the "To:" field.

    Note: To send a message, you must always specify at least one recipient in the "To:" field. If you don't, an error message appears when you attempt to send the message.

    Note: Sending unsolicited mail or "spam" is a violation of the Yahoo! Mail Terms of Service and won't be tolerated.

  • 4 years ago

    cc means carbon copy and bcc means blind carbon copy. When you mark a cc of a mail, the addressee of the mail can know that you have sent a copy to some one else. However, when you mark a bcc, the address will not come to know that you have sent bcc of the mail to some one else.

  • MVR
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    CC: means "carbon copy." You are copying your e-mail to someone, meaning that they aren't the intended recipient... it's more like an FYI for them.

    BCC: means "blind carbon copy." It's the same thing as CC, except that no one sees that recipient on the list of who you sent it to.

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