How to Send Email to Bcc Recipients in iPhone Mail

The iOS Mail logo on an iPad

Heinz Tschabitscher


If you're an iPhone Mail user and you want to send an email to more than one person, you can line them all up in the To field. A long list of email addresses not only makes for an unsightly, unwieldy message header, however; it also reveals all addresses to every recipient.

iPhone Mail (and most other email apps) give you an easy workaround, though: ​You can turn the long list into a very short one, hide all the addresses, and still send to multiple recipients easily using the Bcc field.

To add blind carbon copy (Bcc) recipients in iPhone Mail:

  1. Start with a new message.
  2. Tap Cc/Bcc and From.
  3. If you have only one account set up in iPhone Mail, tap only Cc/Bcc instead.
  4. Tap in the Bcc line.
  5. Enter the desired Bcc recipients, or use the + button to select from the address book.
  6. Your email must contain at least one address in the To field, as well. If you want to send to Bcc recipients only, you can put your own email address (or "Undisclosed recipients") in the To field.

Those who receive your email won't be able to see any of the other addresses to which the email was sent. If appropriate, you can add a note to explain that your email was sent to other people; you might even include their names—but this way, you won't need to divulge their email addresses.