How to Add Bcc Recipients in Mac OS X Mail

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OS X Mail lets you send emails to Bcc—blind carbon copy—recipients easily.

The Hidden Recipients

In the Bcc: header field, you can add recipients who will get a blind carbon copy. The other recipients of your message will not know that it also got delivered to Bcc recipients.

If you start composing a new message in Apple's Mac OS X Mail, there is no Bcc: field. By default, Mac OS X Mail only shows the To: and Cc: address fields.

Add Bcc Recipients in Mac OS X Mail

To send a message to Bcc: recipients in Mac OS X Mail:

  1. Select View | Bcc Address Field from the menu to make sure the menu item is checked.
  2. Type the Bcc recipient's email address in the Bcc: field.

To add Bcc recipients in Mac OS X Mail 1.x:

  1. Select Edit | Add Bcc Header from the Mac OS X Mail menu.
    • Alternatively, hit Command-Shift-B.
  2. Type the Bcc recipient's email address in the Bcc: field.

(Updated April 2016, tested with OS X Mail 4 and OS X Mail 9)

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