How to Send an Email to Undisclosed Recipients in Yahoo Mail

Protect your recipients' privacy

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If you are in the habit of sending the same email to several people at the same time—such as club members, remote team workers, employees, or clients—you can save time by sending one email to yourself in Yahoo Mail under the nom de plume "Undisclosed recipients."

It's practical, too, because you get to email a group of people without giving away their email addresses, which protects everyone's privacy. In Yahoo Mail, mailing "Undisclosed recipients" is easy.

Create an Undisclosed Recipients Contact

First, create an address book entry for "Undisclosed recipients" in Yahoo Mail:

  1. Open Yahoo Mail in your favorite browser.
  2. Select the Contacts icon at the top of the Mail screen to go to your Yahoo contacts list.
  3. Click New Contact at the top of the left panel.
  4. Type "Undisclosed" (not including the quotation marks) in the First Name field.
  5. Enter "recipients" (again excluding the quotation marks) in the Last Name field.
  6. Type your Yahoo Mail address in the field next to Email.
  7. Click Save.

Send an Email to Undisclosed Recipients

Now, to send an email message to "Undisclosed recipients" in Yahoo Mail:

  1. Open Yahoo Mail.
  2. Press N to start a new message.
  3. Click To at the top of the new message to bring up your contacts.
  4. Scroll to Undisclosed recipients and click it.
  5. Click Done to return to the email. "Undisclosed recipients" shows in the To field.
  6. Click CC/BCC to the right of the To field to open CC and BCC fields in the email header.
  7. Enter all desired recipients in the BCC field. You can use an address book group to address multiple people easily.
  8. Compose your message and click Send.

You will receive a copy of the message, and your address will show up in the To field. It's safe to delete that copy. The recipients will be able to see that the email is from you, but they will not be able to see the names of the other recipients of the email, although the "Undisclosed recipients" implies there are other recipients.