Question about email- CC

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  1. lucybelle

    lucybelle Connoisseur

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    I was told that if you put emails into the CC part, then recipients can't see the email addresses listed (in CC). Which I think is pretty not true...

    Does anyone know?
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    BCC is 'blind carbon copy'. Using this prevents recipients from seeing to whom you also sent the email. CC doesn't do that for you.
     
  4. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    The email system I use at school shows all the recipients, including the "To:" and "CC:" recipients. The only one that is hidden is the blind CC (BCC:). The BCC: recipient can still see all the other recipients, but no one else can see the BCC: recipient, if that makes sense.
     
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    Yup...this!
     
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    So, if you don't want recipients to see the others, can you put them all in the BCC: section?
     
  7. czacza

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    Yup. Put the ones you don't want seen in BCC.
     
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    Personally I think the bcc should only be used at work if it is for confidentiality reasons.
     
  9. creativemonster

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    if you put every recipient in bcc and then your address in the to area people will understand it's a group email. I do this sometimes and then add a "hello everyone" or some group hello so people realize it is not just to them. this way you aren't sharing people's private email info if they don't want it shared.
     
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    Yeah I got yelled at for sending a group email today to parents. They told me I should put all addresses in "CC" (they told me it stood for "confidential copy"). Thanks for letting me know it should be BCC!!
     
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    Was this just a basic email update letter to all parents. I wouldn't think it be that big of a deal. People make too much out of little things.
     
  12. lucybelle

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    It was to my homeroom class parents about a "shared lunch" the class wants on Friday. It said which kids should bring what.

    The guy who yelled at me was like "if anyone ever wants to get revenge on the school, they'll have everyone's emails!!" Say whaaaa??? :rolleyes:
     
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    That is just people being ridiculous.
     
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    I agree. But it isn't hard to copy and paste into BCC instead of TO. So I'll do it next time.:|
     
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    yeah, I learned this after someone got angry at me for "publicizing" their email address. ...So this imagined revenge on the school...is this for educating their child? or for lousy food somebody brings? it made me smile.
     
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    That reaction is annoying. It's not that their desire for privacy isn't valid, but there is absolutely no reason to not address the concern kindly. You clearly didn't know what the various email tools were (and someone else didn't either, apparently: Confidential Copy made me giggle) and you were certainly not trying to complicate their lives. Ugh.
     
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    I have known of someone who was fired for using CC in a business email. Some people are really protective of their email addresses so it's seen as bad etiquette to include everyone's address in a group or mass email. The bcc field is your friend. :) (I'm :lol: about "confidential copy"!)
     
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    OK...I'm email challenged. In order to hide people's email addresses I should put everyone I'm writing to in the BCC space instead of the To space? Or, do I have to put one person in the To space and everyone else in the BCC space?
     
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    You put everyone's email address in the BCC field. You can put your own email address in the TO field. (... because the one you put in the TO field can be seen by everyone.)
     
  20. lucybelle

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    I'll start using BCC now every time. It's really not that big of a deal:)

    Yeah and the guy who told me is Spanish speaking so maybe he just made that up? Couldn't think of what "BCC" could stand for in Spanish:lol:
     
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    I always put myself in the TO column and all my parents in the BCC.
     
  22. bros

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    CC stands for Carbon Copy.
    BCC stands for Blind Carbon Copy.
     
  23. callmebob

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    I guess I was referring more to emails that are going to people just at work (other teachers, staff). I've never sent out a mass email to parents before.
     
  24. GoldenPoppy

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    This is going to be policy at school next year with e-mails. The sender will address the e-mail to themselves and the recipients will all be BCC.

    Since being in the office I have seen all sorts of e-mail conversations that I probably shouldn't have seen because if all the addresses are in the To or CC and someone uses reply all, well we all get to see what you've said.
     

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