How to Send Email on iPhone to Undisclosed Recipients

Do you have an email to send to a group of recipients who most don't know each other? Do you want to keep all of the recipients of your group email private? Well, putting them all in in theĀ To: or Cc: field is out of the question. Going this route, you'd reveal the email addresses and names to all of your email's recipients.

The Bcc: field is perfect, though, and within easy reach in iPhone Mail. What to put in the To: field, though?

How about "undisclosed recipients", for mystery's sake?

Create an Address Book Entry for "Undisclosed recipients"

An "Undisclosed recipients" contact will make addressing the message easier. To set it up (if you have already created a Mac OS X Mail Address Book entry for "undisclosed recipients" and sync your iPhone Contacts with Address Book, you can skip this step):

  • Open Contacts.
  • Tap +.
    • If you cannot see the + button in the top navigation bar, go to the desired address book group first.
  • Tap First Last.
  • Enter "Undisclosed" under First.
  • Type "recipients" under Last.
  • Tap Save.
  • Now tap Add new Email.
  • Enter your own email address under Email.
  • Tap Save.
  • Tap Save again.
  • Press the Home button.

Send an Email to Undisclosed Recipients in iPhone Mail

To send an email addressed to "undisclosed recipients" in iPhone Mail:

  • Start with a new email message in iPhone Mail.
  • Tap + in the To: line.
  • Look for and tap the "Undisclosed recipients" address book entry created before.
    • Of course, you can also start typing "undisclo..." and use the auto-complete entry.
  • Tap on Cc/Bcc:.
    • If you have multiple accounts set up in iPhone Mail, tap Cc/Bcc, From: instead.
  • Now tap on the Bcc: field.
  • Enter the desired recipients using address auto-completion or the + button.
  • Go on to enter the Subject: field, compose the message and eventually tap Send.