What’s the Difference Between CC and BCC in an Email?
When sending an e-mail to more addresses you can use different ways to do so. Next to “To” field, you can also find CC and BCC fields. If you want to know how to use them, keep reading.
The recipient or field To
This is field is the most known and used, so I dont have to explain it. If you want to send an e-mail, you have to fill at least this field. 😉
CC (Carbon Copy)
This is field for the recipient which we want to send a copy of the e-mail. Recipients of an e-mail will also see that your e-mail is sent to multiple addresses and to whom.
When to use it, when it is useful: This can be used when we want to inform another person about this e-mail, while the message is not aimed directly at him/her (ie eg. only to inform him/her). It is useful for group communication (eg. the question is for one person, but the answer may also be for in other people).
When not to use it: When we don’t want other recipients to see the addresses to which the message was sent. Eg. sending advertising messages, news …
BCC (Blind Carbon Copy)
E-mail can be also sent as a hidden copy. This means that the recipients (in the field To) will not see that hidden copy was sent to other persons.
When to use it, when it is useful:
It is useful when sending e-mail, but we don’t want recipients to see each other. Eg. sending invitations, sending one e-mail to several addresses at the same time, when sending a newsletter.
When not to use it:
In group communication it is not usefull, because recipients will not know to which address it was sent and on which adresses to replay.
In an e-mail you can fill all this fields or only appropriate fields. Hope this post helps you on how to use CC and BCC fields.