How to Add BCC Recipients to an Email in Yahoo Mail

Send an email privately using the BCC function in Yahoo Mail

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BCC stands for blind carbon copy. Within the context of an email, a person who is BCC'd sees the message, but no other recipient sees their name. You can use the BCC function to send emails to multiple people without them knowing who else is receiving the message.

Instructions in this article apply to the web versions of Yahoo Mail and the Yahoo Mail mobile app for Android and iOS.

How to BCC Recipients to a Message in Yahoo Mail

Email two or more contacts at the same time "blindly" using the BCC feature in your Yahoo Mail account.

  1. Log in to your Yahoo Mail account and select the Compose button in the upper-left corner to open a new email message window.

  2. Enter your own email address in the To field.

  3. Select CC/BCC on the right end of the To field. A CC field and a BCC field are added below the To field.

    CC/BCC link in Yahoo Mail
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    In the Yahoo Mail mobile app, CC/BCC is under the To field. In Yahoo Mail Basic, the BCC field is visible while composing a message.

  4. Select the BCC field and enter the recipient's email address. Alternatively, choose BCC to open a contact search window to add addresses from your Yahoo Mail address book. Select the checkbox for each contact you want to include and then choose Done.

    BCC field in Yahoo Mail
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    Your message must have at least one addressee in the To field. If you want no recipient to be visible, enter your Yahoo Mail address.

  5. Compose the email message as usual and select Send. All of the recipients in the BCC field will receive a copy of the message but will be unable to see the information of the other recipients.

Even if a recipient selects Reply All to reply to the message, the reply will only be sent to you.

Why Use BCC?

The BCC function protects the privacy of email recipients. For instance, if sending a message about an address change, you may want everyone to know, but everyone in your contacts may not know each other. If sending something more personal, such as an invitation to a party, send individual messages. Using templates can make the process go faster.

Including too many addresses in the BCC field can get your email marked as spam on the other end, which means people may never see your mail.