How to Bcc in Outlook? (Blind carbon copy)

Last Updated on February 9, 2024 by Amit Bansal

Digital communication in the form of email incorporates as well as small-scale industries and even individuals expanding day by day.

In today’s fast-paced age of email, it’s more important than ever to be able to respond promptly and bcc your email correspondence.

In this article, we’ll explain what BCC is, how to use it, and how you can clean up your email inbox.

What is Bcc in Outlook?

BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) is a private copy of an email message received by the recipient without knowing others.

Most of the company always keep an email address on their server to get a copy (which is BCC) of any email message rotated from the server.

BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) is most popular for security and privacy reasons, BCC is mostly used to send a single email message to multiple large groups of people, without knowing each other, when you place email addresses in the BCC field of a message, those addresses are invisible to the recipients of the email.

Outlook Bcc Limit

Most marketing companies and multinational companies are required to email to a certain group of people, so it is mandatory to be familiar with the limits Outlook allows to their users, many users encounter limitations on their email sending in Outlook.

Outlook limits the maximum number of email addresses up to five hundred, which include [To, Cc, and Bcc] fields.

How to Add BCC in Outlook

By default, the BCC field option is not available you cannot see it when writing a new message or replying to someone’s email. You have to enable the feature, it was hidden.

This article is all about “How to Enable the BCC Field in Outlook “.

Here is the step-by-step method to enable and display BCC in Microsoft Outlook.

How To Enable the BCC Field in Outlook 365, 2019, 2017, 2013?

Before injecting the email address on the Bcc field, enable it:

  • Open Microsoft Outlook 365, 2019, 2017, 2013.
  • Click on New Mail from the left top corner of the screen.
  • Click Options Tab >> Hit BCC in the shown field section to enable it.
Enable the BCC Field in Outlook 365
  • The Bcc field will appear, and you can then put the contacts in there who you want to receive the mail secretly or don’t want to show a certain email address.
How To Enable the BCC Field in Outlook 365

How To Enable the BCC Field in Outlook 2010?

Here’s how to do it in Outlook 2010:

  • Open Microsoft Outlook 2010.
  • Under the Home tab >> Click on the New E-mail button.
  • Click Options Tab >> Hit BCC in the shown field section to enable it.
How To Enable the BCC Field in Outlook 2010

The steps above add bcc to Outlook 2010, from now onwards every time you compose an email message, the Bcc field is included.

How to add BCC in Outlook Permanently?

In this section, we’ll explore how to permanently add the BCC field in the new Outlook and Outlook Web.

Previously, we covered how to enable the BCC field in Outlook Classic.

Now, let’s delve into the straightforward steps to achieve this in the updated versions of Outlook.

To open Outlook, click on the gear icon located in the top right corner. This action will navigate you to the settings section of Outlook.

Upon accessing the settings, you will observe three sections: the first on the far left, the second in the middle, and the third, which contains details, on the far right.

Begin by selecting “Mail” from the first section on the left. Then, choose “Compose and Reply” from the second, middle section.

This will reveal all the options related to composing and replying in the third section. Within this third section, locate the “Message Format” area.

Here, you must click on the checkbox labeled “Always show BCC” to enable it.

Now, close the window. This simple adjustment will enable or permanently add the BCC field in Outlook emails.

As previously discussed, the new Outlook and Outlook Web interface are very similar. If you are using Outlook on the web, you can follow the same steps to permanently add the BCC field in Outlook Web.

Benefits of Using BCC

BCC in Outlook also sends an email message to multiple people and has several benefits:

  • In both ways, the BCC-filed recipient is protected nobody will be able to see the addresses listed in the BCC field.
  • In the case of conversation in Outlook, all To and CC field members will get the messages, but the BCC field recipient will not get any forwarded messages.
  • If you have placed a large list of recipients in the To or CC field, all of them will receive a reply. By placing recipients in the BCC field, you can help protect them against receiving unnecessary replies from anyone using the Reply All feature.

How to see BCC recipients in received emails in Outlook, Microsoft Outlook allows users to design their template using a custom rule function to get BCC emails automatically.

How to Check the Recipient Added in the BCC Field?

Once you create an email submit the To, CC, and BCC fields and send the email, and you need to check the recipient.

  1. Go to the Sent Items folder in your Outlook.
  2. Check the email from the list you send, double-click the email, and open it in the new window.
  3. You will see the BCC names in the header section of the message.
How to check receipting added in BCC Field

How do I view the Bcc Recipients of Email Messages I Receive?

Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) is designed to have privacy, nobody even the recipient is unable to see the names of other BCC recipients. The person who created the email can see the names of all, as mentioned above.

Here in this article, you have learned steps for how to automatically add Bcc on all email messages you send in Outlook, after enabling Bcc in Outlook permanently enabled until you disable it.

Final Words

In conclusion, the Bcc command is one of the most rewarding features of Outlook.

It helps you keep your communications organized, it keeps your contacts out of the line of fire, and it helps you establish a reputation for being a conscientious communicator.

the Bcc field is an especially useful tool that can save a lot of time when you’re sending emails. Simply put, BCC is one of the most important tools in an email sender’s toolbox, so I’m glad that I used this tutorial to learn how to use it.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How many email addresses can you BCC in Outlook 365?

The maximum number of email addresses you can put in the To, Cc, and Bcc fields is five hundred, this number is countable with the compiled email address.

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Amit Bansal

Hello, my name is Amit Kumar Bansal, and I am the founder of MailSmartly.com. Through this blog, I focus on Microsoft Outlook, offering insightful and informative content. Additionally, I produce educational videos on YouTube to further enhance the understanding of my audience. visit my YouTube Channel

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