How to Add a Bcc Recipient to a Message in Hotmail

What to Know

  • Click Show Cc & Bcc (above the To line). Type recipient's email address in the Bcc field or select Bcc to choose from Contacts.
  • For more than one recipient, separate email addresses with semicolons.

This article explains why you might need to use the BCC function in Hotmail and exactly how to use it.

When to Use BCC

The To: field, of course, is all you need to address a message in Windows Live Hotmail.

What if you want to avoid a long list of email address in that field, or need to copy somebody without their address visible to other recipients?

For these needs, you get Bcc:blind carbon copy. Recipients in this field will get a copy alright, but their addresses are deleted before the message is delivered (to all recipients).

Windows Live Hotmail does not expose the Bcc: field right away, but adding recipients to it is still easy.

Add a Bcc: Recipient to a Message in Windows Live Hotmail

To add recipients to the Bcc: field when composing a message in Windows Live Hotmail:

  • Click Show Cc & Bcc (right above the To: line and to the right).
  • Type the desired recipient's email address in the Bcc: field or use the Bcc: button to select people from your contacts.
    • If you add more than one recipient, separate them with semicolons (like: "tina@example.com; tim@example.com").

Using Bcc: you can also send an email to "undisclosed recipients" from Windows Live Hotmail.

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