Outlook 2007: Enable Blind Carbon Copy (BCC)

If you are sending an email out to a few people or a mailing list, you probably are wanting to hide the list of addresses from each recipient. You do this by using the blind carbon copy field in the message you are creating. Outlook has this field hidden by default, to unhide the field, follow these steps:


1. From the Outlook toolbar, click New and select Mail Message.

2. A new message window will appear.

3. Go to the Ribbon and select the Options tab.

4. In the Fields section, select Show Bcc.

5. The Bcc field will appear. Place the address(es) you wish to send a blind carbon copy.

 

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50 Responses to “Outlook 2007: Enable Blind Carbon Copy (BCC)”

  1. November 21, 2008 at 12:57 pm, Tim said:

    Thank you!

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    • October 18, 2012 at 6:49 am, pramod said:

      > Thank you very much

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  2. November 27, 2008 at 8:35 am, west158 said:

    thanks, brilliant; even microsoft cant work this out, only got the 2003 version as ive got the 2007 thumbs up for me.

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  3. January 21, 2009 at 8:15 am, Ruth said:

    Thank you very much :)

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  4. April 02, 2009 at 2:01 am, dlana said:

    awesome! thanks!

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  5. April 29, 2009 at 4:50 am, james said:

    Please also have a scree shot’s related to this. It is very useful if we have all the screen shot’s along with the description. I am not able to check this option in 2007

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  6. August 13, 2009 at 7:28 pm, Anonymous said:

    Just what I needed. Thanks.

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  7. September 02, 2009 at 3:11 pm, Mikal said:

    Sweet, that worked. Really wonder why they EVER removed it, but hey, it’s MS right?

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  8. November 04, 2009 at 11:04 am, Anonymous said:

    Yes great post. Users can enable Bcc in Outlook using Enable BCC program too.

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    • June 11, 2012 at 5:30 pm, Karen said:

      > I noticed in your comment section that you can enable BCC in the outlook program. I upgraded to Outlook’s latest version. I can’t believe that BCC is not automatically on the messages.
      Can you share with me the secret without doing it on every e-mail as sometimes I send to myself on important messages.
      Thank you,
      Karen

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  9. December 06, 2009 at 4:59 am, Anonymous said:

    Thank you very much

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  10. December 21, 2009 at 1:42 pm, Anonymous said:

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  11. April 19, 2010 at 9:05 pm, Anonymous said:

    very useful thank you

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  12. July 27, 2010 at 7:18 am, Shuaibalam said:

    Thanks

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  13. August 10, 2010 at 4:47 am, Varun said:

    how to enable it by default?

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  14. September 24, 2010 at 2:48 pm, Yoopy! said:

    Nice!

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  15. October 01, 2010 at 8:04 pm, BCC said:

    Yeah, but be careful using this feature!!! In older versions of Outlook, those who were BCC’d would be notified as such. THIS IS NO LONGER THE CASE in 2007!! This means that if you are copying someone that you are trying to keep abreast of a situation, but don’t want others on the TO & CC list to know the individual has been copied, you now need to tell them that they are being BCC’d. If not, they’ll think they were on the original TO list. NOT PRETTY!!!

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  16. November 03, 2010 at 12:16 pm, Royal said:

    thanks…. :)

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  17. January 27, 2011 at 7:34 am, Gouruhari said:

    how to send mail to group(100 receipients) each receipients should see the from address and only particular receipient.

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  18. January 28, 2011 at 9:56 am, David Armah said:

    Very Good, Thanks

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  19. February 01, 2011 at 9:52 pm, Aravin said:

    thanks buddy ,worked like a charm

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  20. February 24, 2011 at 7:57 pm, Derrell said:

    Thank you so much

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  21. March 17, 2011 at 5:26 am, Zak said:

    Thnk U :)

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  22. September 19, 2011 at 11:43 pm, Mayank Chaudhary said:

    Thanks Greatttttttttttt………….!

    Reply

  23. November 13, 2011 at 10:13 pm, christiana said:

    If I sent an email with bcc names, how to print out a copy also listing the bcc names?

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  24. December 13, 2011 at 7:56 am, Patrick said:

    Thank you so much indeed! I was very helpful!

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  25. January 05, 2012 at 11:41 pm, Lisabel said:

    Very useful, thanks heaps!

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  26. February 04, 2012 at 11:38 am, Lori said:

    Can you enable the BCC when you open a meeting request? I am trying to add this field to my New Meeting Request box.

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  27. February 15, 2012 at 11:23 am, Bruce said:

    On the money! Thank you, Rob.

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  28. February 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm, bob said:

    hi I want to put this on so i don’t have to do it every time bbc . I know I can do this every time i do a email but there has to be a way to keep it so I dom’t have to do it every time

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  29. April 09, 2012 at 5:12 am, Steve said:

    In a new message, click ‘Options’ then ‘Show Bcc’. a Bcc line will now appear below cc line in all new messages.

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  30. April 17, 2012 at 4:41 am, joan williams said:

    Perfect…just what I needed. No pain.

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  31. April 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm, tammie said:

    Thank you, great information as I am board member for a high school sports team and the distrbution lists get to be long. Did not understand how BCC can help manage this.

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  32. June 07, 2012 at 4:18 am, Arun Meera said:

    Basic one, but awarness less, Simply explained – Thanks

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  33. June 21, 2012 at 7:04 am, craigp said:

    For such a simple thing, I say thank you very much. It was driving me mad doing the bcc thing on every email.

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  34. July 24, 2012 at 1:45 pm, Brian Clark said:

    Nice job just what I needed

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  35. September 28, 2012 at 3:18 am, Rex said:

    This bcc tip was just wat i was looking for. Thanks for putting it up.
    God Bless

    Rex in NZ

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  36. November 18, 2012 at 11:25 pm, Trevor said:

    I have searched high and low for the FIELDS in the OPTION area to no avail. Something appears to be missing in my copy of Outlook 2007. Can someone tell me where to find it – and please don’t say its on the ribbon because it’s NOT.

    The Option group in the ribbon when expanded includes – Message settings, Voting and Tracking Options, Delivery Options, Contacts, Category.

    There is nothing in the Tools/Options menu of outlook to enable this option to be added to the ribbon and yet I can recall setting up this option as a default for another machine in the office but blowed if I can find it on any window within Outlook on this machine.

    Most others are using XP(SP3) but this one is using Win7 as the OS.

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  37. December 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm, Boni said:

    Thanks so much

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  38. January 09, 2013 at 7:46 pm, nobody said:

    Why isn’t the BCC field enabled by default? The people making these decisions at Microsoft are idiots and have no clue what users need or how business runs. Also, the options for informing persons of appointments without making it look like you are inviting them is still missing. If you have a doctors appointment or something not related to work you simply want to ensure your boss or peers are tracking for status purposes you can’t do it without making it look like you are inviting them, or requiring them as a resource. Stupidity.

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  39. January 10, 2013 at 5:25 am, Suman Sahu said:

    Thank you very much…..

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  40. January 14, 2013 at 7:26 am, zobayer said:

    Dear
    I can’t Fixed Bcc outlook address. how can i ?

    Thank you

    Reply

  41. January 19, 2013 at 12:28 am, Mama A said:

    Thank YOU!!!!!

    Reply

  42. January 22, 2013 at 2:48 am, muthupearl said:

    thanks a lot -D

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  43. February 26, 2013 at 3:03 pm, EJ said:

    Thank you! =]

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  44. March 20, 2013 at 5:51 am, ramratan said:

    Thanks,

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  45. March 31, 2013 at 3:37 am, Bakht Ali Mohammad said:

    Thanks.. you very much.. for providing such like information…

    Reply

  46. April 10, 2013 at 4:40 am, Zaim Malti said:

    Thank you!

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  47. May 13, 2013 at 2:38 am, RAJIV M said:

    :) Thanks!!!!

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  48. November 29, 2013 at 12:54 am, Maifooz Alam said:

    Thank you so much…..!!!

    Reply

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