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CC Vs. BCC – What Are The Differences?

People tend to be confused by electronic mail terminology, especially CC and BCC. CC stands for Carbon Copy and BCC stands for Blind Carbon Copy. When you use CC, a copy of the email that you are sending will be sent to the addresses in this field. A copy of the message is sent to the addresses in the BBC field also, the main difference is that nobody else can see that a copy was sent to those addresses.

 

CC or Carbon Copy

CC addresses are included in the message header so everyone who receives that email can see who else received a copy. It is essentially the same thing as the “To” field. This field is typically used when you are sending an email to several people at once. Other recipients cannot see the receiver’s reply to the email.

 

BCC or Blind Carbon Copy

BCC addresses are not included in the message header and nobody can see who received a copy of the email if the BBC field was used. BBC is used to respect the privacy of the recipients or when you are sending copies of sensitive data to various parties. Other recipients cannot see the receiver’s reply to the email.

 

Difference Between CC and BCC

Below is the CC vs. BCC comparison chart.

CC

BCC

  • Carbon Copy.
  • Blind Carbon Copy.
  • Addresses are included in the email header.
  • Addresses are not included in the email header.
  • Basically same as the “To” field.
  • Hides the identity of the recipients from each other.

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