19BCC With Caution

On occasion you may choose to use the BCC (blind carbon copy) function. This allows you to send the same message you sent to the main recipient, without that person knowing you sent it to anyone else. A few situations for which the BCC may be your best option include:

When you want to keep the CC list confidential. If you don’t want the primary recipient to know to whom else you have sent your message, a BCC will hide that information. Be warned, however, that if the primary recipient finds out, it can appear as if you were trying to go behind his or her back.

One corporate client in our Essential E-mail seminar reported that she had been BCC’d by her boss on a department problem, without realizing that it was a BCC. She responded ...

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