How to Email Undisclosed Recipients in iPhone Mail

Keep your message recipients anonymous

What to Know

  • In the Contacts app, create an address book entry with first name "Undisclosed" and last name "Recipients," and use your email address.
  • Create message in Mail. In To field, select + and choose Undisclosed Recipients. Choose Cc/Bcc, From. In Bcc, enter recipients of email.

When you send an email to a group of people using the To and Cc fields, the recipients of the message can view the names and email addresses included. If you do not want individual recipients to see the names or addresses of other recipients, use the Bcc field in iPhone Mail. The problem is that you still need to add an address in the To field—and what if you want to keep that address private as well?

Learn this trick to keep all recipients of an email private from one another using iOS 7 or later.

Create an Address Book Entry for Undisclosed Recipients

An Undisclosed Recipients contact allows you to add a group to the To field without disclosing any information about any of the email recipients. To set it up:

  1. Open the Contacts app on your iPhone, then select the + button to create a new entry.

    The Contacts app and the Add Contact button on an iPhone
  2. In the First name text box, enter Undisclosed. In the Last name text box, enter Recipients. Select Done when finished.

    You can put both words into the First Name text box if you prefer.

    Entering first name and last name and saving a contact on iPhone
  3. On the contact page, choose Edit.

  4. Select add email, enter your email address, then choose Done to save your changes.

    Adding an email to a contact on an iPhone
  5. Your Undisclosed Recipients contact is ready to use.

Send an Email to Undisclosed Recipients in iPhone Mail

To send an email addressed to Undisclosed Recipients in iPhone Mail:

  1. Open the Mail app, then select the New Message icon.

    Creating a new message in the Mail app on iPhone
  2. Next to the To text box, select the + icon.

  3. Scroll down and tap the Undisclosed Recipients entry, or use the Search field to find it.

    Adding a recipient to an email on iPhone
  4. Choose Cc/Bcc, From.

  5. In the Bcc text box, enter the recipients of your email.

    Entering recipients on the BCC line of an email on iPhone
  6. Compose the email message, then select Send. Recipients will only see the email address included in the Undisclosed Recipients contact, which is your email address.

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