January 2, 2015 |

Protect Email Addresses in Outlook

Have you ever received an email (most commonly a joke), in which you can see every other recipient’s email address—and even those on the previous forwards?


This leaves email addresses open to misuse and may even violate someone’s privacy. Another option is to send a message to multiple people without revealing other recipients’ identities, and you do this by utilising the Bcc (blind carbon copy) field in Outlook.



When you send an email by adding someone’s name to the Bcc line, a copy of the message is sent to that person, but his or her name is not visible to any of the other recipients—ideal when sending that hilarious joke to the 100 nearest and dearest in your Outlook Address Book.

However…this is an option that should be used with caution in a business environment, as most companies prefer transparency and would not encourage the use of the Bcc field.

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