BCC in Outlook Express

Dear Computer Lady,

Thanks for such a nice column and useful tool!

Is there a way to send one single email to all listed in the address book without having the many email addresses listed and showing at the top for all to see when the email is opened by all on the other side?

Thanks for your help!

Linda in Cape Neddick, Maine

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Dear Linda,

Yes, there is a way to send an email message to as many people as you want without having all their addresses show up in each message. All you need to do, is use the BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) feature in your email program.

If you are using Outlook Express, just follow these directions:

1. Open Outlook Express, and open a new, blank e-mail message.

2. In the new email message, click on “View” in the menu bar, then click on “All Headers”.

3. This will add the BCC field just under the CC field.

4. Put the addresses of your recipients in the “BCC” section instead of the “To” section. When you send the message, each recipient will only see their own name, and not the names of the other recipients.

If you are using Vista and the Windows Mail program, use these directions:

1. Open Windows Mail, and open a new, blank e-mail message.

2. If the BCC heading is not visible in this new email message, click on “View” in the menu bar, then click on “All Headers”.

3. This will add the BCC field just under the CC field.

4. Put the addresses of your recipients in the “BCC” section instead of the “To” section. When you send the message, each recipient will only see their own name, and not the names of the other recipients.

Elizabeth

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