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by Tom Nelson & Mary F. O’Connor

When you send an email message to a group of colleagues, privacy isn’t usually much of an issue. You all work together, so you know each other’s email addresses, and you mostly know what’s going on around the office, at least in terms of projects and news.

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But when you send an email message to almost any other group, privacy may indeed be an issue. The recipients of your message may not appreciate having their email address revealed to a number of people they may not even know.

The courteous thing to do is to use the BCC (blind carbon copy) option to send your message.

When the BCC option is enabled, it shows up as an additional field where you can enter recipients’ email addresses. Unlike the similar CC (Carbon Copy) field, email addresses entered into the BCC field remain hidden from other recipients of the same email.

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