How to hide e-mail addresses from other recipients in Outlook

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SUMMARY

In Outlook, you may want to send an e-mail message to more than one person but not want the recipients to know that other people are receiving the same message. This article describes how to hide e-mail addresses from other recipients.

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To hide e-mail addresses from other recipients, type the recipients addresses in the Bcc field of the e-mail message:
  1. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Mail Message.
  2. In the Untitled message, on the View menu, click Bcc Field.

    Note In Office Outlook 2007, in the Untitiled message, click Show Bcc in Fields group on the Option menu.
  3. In the box next to Bcc, type the recipients' addresses.
Note If a recipient uses Microsoft Outlook 97 with the original Internet Mail service, the contents of the Bcc field may be visible.

In Outlook 2010

  1. On the Home tab, click New E-Mail.
  2. On the Options tab, click Bcc.
  3. In the box next to Bcc, type the recipients' addresses.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
167111 BCC list included in Internet mail header

You can also use the Mail Merge feature in Microsoft Word to send an e-mail message to a group of contacts. Each recipient receives a message addressed individually.
For more information about how to send broadcast mail, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
241825 How to broadcast mail using Outlook

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Article ID: 290858 - Last Review: May 20, 2010 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition
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