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CC and Bcc: For those new to email.

When you write an email, the To: field is not the only place to put an addressee. There are two more fields for recipients. They are Cc: and Bcc:, and you probably have already seen them in your email program.

What is the difference between Cc and Bcc? Cc stands for carbon copy which means that whose address appears after the Cc: header would receive a copy of the message. Also, the Cc header would also appear inside the header of the received message.

Bcc stands for blind carbon copy which is similar to that of Cc except that the Email address of the recipients specified in this field do not appear in the received message header and the recipients in the To or Cc fields will not know that a copy sent to these address.



To specify the recipients, an e-mail message can contain addresses in any of the 3 following fields:

To: field recipients are the audience of the messageCC: field recipients are others whom the author wishes to publicly inform of the messageBCC: field recipients are those…