Send a Group Email on Your iPhone to Undisclosed Recipients

Keep your message recipients anonymous

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When you want to send an email to a group of recipients who don't know each other, or you want to keep the recipients of your group email private, don't put them in the To or Cc field. When the recipients' email addresses are in these fields, the email addresses and names are revealed to all recipients of the message. The Bcc field is perfect, though, and within easy reach in iPhone Mail. You will need to put something on the To line, however, and a go-to is Undisclosed Recipients.

Create an Address Book Entry for Undisclosed Recipients

An Undisclosed Recipients contact makes addressing the message easier. To set it up:

These instructions apply to devices running iOS 7 or later.

  1. Open the Contacts app on your iPhone, then tap 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. Then, tap Done when you're 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, tap Edit.

  4. Tap add email, enter your email address, then tap 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 tap the New Message icon.

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

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

    Adding a recipient to an email on iPhone
  4. Tap 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 tap Send.