How to Email Undisclosed Recipients in iCloud Mail

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How Do I Email a List…

Do you have a list of clients, a group at work or members of a choir who you want to email as a group? Do the members not necessarily know each other and need not know much about each other either, least of all their email addresses?

Then, of course, you should not send an email to the group where you put all the recipients' addresses in the "To:" header line and not into the "Cc:" line either.

Every recipient can see those addresses.

…Without Revealing Addresses?

Then, of course, you should send an email to the group where you put all the recipients' addresses in the "Bcc:" line. All the addresses? Yes, all.

In the "To:" line, you will put a "fake" recipient called "Undisclosed recipients" so that everybody has an idea what is going on. For that fake recipient, you will use your own email address.

It's Easy in iCloud Mail

In iCloud Mail, adding all those recipients to email an undisclosed list of addresses is easy, and a Contacts entry or two can make it even more comfortable.

Email Undisclosed Recipients in iCloud Mail

To send an email to a group of recipients without revealing them to each other in iCloud Mail at icloud.com:

  1. Start with a new message in iCloud Mail.
  2. Type your email address in the To: field.
  3. Select Undisclosed recipients <your email address> from the auto-complete menu.
    • See below for setting up a Contacts entry for "Undisclosed recipients".
  1. Click.

Create a Group in iCloud Contacts

To set up a group so you can easily address multiple people in iCloud Mail:

  1. Open iCloud Contacts at icloud.com.
  2. Click + beneath the list of groups.
  3. Select New Group from the menu that has come up.
  4. Type the name you want to use for the new group or mailing list.
  5. Press Enter.
    • To add an address to the group from an existing contact:
      1. Go to the All Contacts group (or any other group, of course, that contains the contact you want to add).
      2. Find and highlight the desired contact.
        • You can highlight more than one contact by holding down the Command (Mac) or Ctrl-Alt (Windows, Linux) key while clicking the contacts.
      3. Drag and drop the selected contacts to the group you created before.
    • To add an address to the group that is not already in your address book:
      1. Click + beneath the list of groups.
      2. Select New Contact from the menu that has appeared.
      3. Enter at least an email address over Email.
        • You can add further details, of course, for the contact; they are optional, though.
      4. Click Done.

    Create an Address Book Entry for "Undisclosed recipients"

    To have an easy way to enter your own address as "Undisclosed recipients" in iCloud Mail:

    1. Open iCloud Contacts.
    2. Make sure you are in the All Contacts group.
    3. Click + beneath the list of contact groups on the left.
    4. Choose New Contact from the menu.
    5. Type "Undisclosed" over
    6. Now type "recipients" over
    7. Enter your own email address over Email.
    8. Click Done.