Using The to,cc and Bcc fields – by Example
Last Updated: December 27, 2015
Many people that are new to email have difficulty deciding which field to use when sending email, and so I thought it would be easier to explain by going through some examples.
Here is quick chart that is meant to act as a rough guide on how they are used:
You are sending a work schedule to a team with 5 members and your manager needs to be kept informed.
You are sending a work schedule to a team with 5 members, your manager needs to be kept informed,and a director as asked that you keep him in the loop, but discreetly.
You are sending a note to a team member (member1) and the rest of the team needs to to be aware of it including the manager.
You are sending an email to a very large email list of over 100 addresses.
Note: Using the bcc line keeps the list member email addresses confidential, it also guards against possible mail storms in the event that a recipient does a reply to all.
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