CC and BCC are two different types of links that can be used in email or other communications between you and others. CC stands for corrected copy, while BCC stands for block copy. With a corrected copy link, a user can request that the sender not send the link to them. With a blocked copy link, a user can request that the sender not send the link to anyone else. CC and BCC work differently in Gmail, but their purpose is to prevent spam and allow for better communication in email conversations.
CC and BCC are short for Cc and Bcc. They are bundles of email addresses that allow you to send messages to multiple people. In the past, using these types of attachments were the only way to send messages to multiple people, but HTML tables now allow for easily sending messages in this format.
Have you ever wondered – What are the acronyms Cc and Cco, what do they mean and how to use them in an email? – In this article we will tell you everything. We’ll cover common mistakes to avoid when writing professional Cc and Bcc emails, as well as points to focus on when writing an effective business email.
What is CC or “carbon copy?”
CC: carbon copy is the second of the three common fields in the header of an email message. The CC field is utilize to send at least an additional one duplicates of the message being refer to, to at least one extra beneficiaries (address or addresses put in the To box). Metaphorically, maybe one or a few duplicates were send from a unique letter imprint on paper.
What is BCC or “blind carbon copy?”
Stands for “blind carbon copy” (BCC) is a field in the header of an email message. Some mail providers require you to click on a link in the header to bring up this “Add BCC”, “Show BCC” or “Show CC: and BCC:” field.
This box is use for different purposes:
- To send a copy of the message to a third person without the primary recipient knowing (or when you do not want the primary recipient to know the third person’s email address).
- To send or forward a message to multiple recipients without each receiving the other’s email addresses. This is an anti-masking, virus (and other malware), hoax, and phishing precaution because it prevents recipients from propagating large numbers of email addresses (which is what happens if addresses are put into fields.
- To avoid the risk of phishing messages.
Cc and Bcc: how to use them in an email (how to use them correctly)
When you log into your email account and start to compose a new email or click to reply to one you’ve received, you’ll see that you’ll find 3 separate fields for entering recipient email addresses. The 3 fields are TO, CC and BCC and this applies to all email providers, be it your Gmail or MS Outlook account. In case you haven’t noticed yet, here’s a screenshot of an MS Outlook account showing the 3 fields we’ve been talking about!
So yes, you have 3 fields to enter the email addresses of the people you send your email to. However, entering the email addresses randomly into the 3 fields is NOT what you should do. The following information will help you understand exactly that.
Using the TO field:
These are the people whose names you include in the email greeting or the members of the group or team that your email is address to.
Using the CC field:
As we mentioned earlier, CC stands for Carbon Copy. The CC field is used to refer to the concept of a carbon copy, as it sends additional copies of a single email to one or more recipients.