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.
- 360Lv 71 decade agoFavorite 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: firstname.lastname@example.org and Bcc: email@example.com, 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.
- MVRLv 51 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.