Blind Carbon Copy

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Words Blind Carbon Copy is a relic of the dark, dark days before word processors, when we used typewriters (some of you may have never seen a typewriter). To create multiple copies of the text, it was necessary to place a carbon page between regular pages so that the key type from the top page was copied onto the second page (and all subsequent pages).

It was an uncertain thing, but it was a good way. When someone wanted to send the original of the letter to one person and a copy to several people without knowing each recipient, a BCC document was created on the original. Each copy included the person’s name and address, but the BCC text in the original indicated which copy was sent. BCC was: Bcc: MrTom Jones, 14 Weaving Court, East Melbourne VIC 3000

Some email programs allow you to enter an email address in the BCC field and send. When you do this, each recipient will receive your message, but other recipients’ names will not be displayed.

That’s why they’re called ‘blind’; They can’t see.
Using the
BCC feature protects the identity of the people on your list and ensures that anyone who receives your email cannot forward your email or collect and sell your email address.