How to Create a Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) Mailing List?

Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) mailing refers to the act of hiding the identity of the members of the recipient list from each other. For example, you want to send an email to three contacts A, B, and C. Although you want to send the same email to all three contacts however, you do not want any of them to know that you have sent the same email to someone else as well. Most of the organizations these days use the BCC mailing list while sending the job interview invitations to multiple candidates so that a candidate does not know who else will be there for the interview. In this article, we will discuss the methods of creating a Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) mailing list on Gmail and Hotmail.

How to Create Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) Mailing List on Gmail?

In this method, we will explain to you how you can hide the members of your recipient list from each other or in other words, how you can create a Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) mailing list on Gmail. For doing this, you will need to perform the following steps:

  1. Launch any browser of your choice say Google Chrome by double clicking on its shortcut icon, type Gmail in the search bar of your browser’s window and then press the Enter key.
  2. After doing this, select your desired account with which you want to log in to Gmail, type in your password and then click on the Next button as shown in the following image:
Enter the Password of your Gmail Account
  1. Once you manage to log in to Gmail successfully, click on the Google Apps icon located at the top right corner of the Gmail window as highlighted in the image shown below:
Google Apps
  1. As soon as you will click on this icon, a menu will appear on your screen. Select the Contacts option from this menu as highlighted in the following image:
Contacts App
  1. Now select all those contacts that you want to make a part of your BCC mailing list by checking the checkbox before the contact’s name. In this example, I have selected two contacts. After selecting the contacts, click on the Manage Labels button as highlighted in the image shown below:
Select the Contacts of your BCC Mailing List
  1. Click on the Create Label option as shown in the following image:
Creating a New Label
  1. Now type any desired name for your label and then click on the Save In this example, I have named it as BCC List as highlighted in the image shown below:
Saving the Newly Created Label
  1. You can also view your newly created label or group under the Labels heading now as shown in the following image:
BCC List
  1. Now click on the Compose button located at the top left corner of your Gmail window as highlighted in the image shown below:
Composing a New Email
  1. As soon as the New Message box appears on your screen, click on the BCC icon in order to add a BCC mailing list to your email as highlighted in the following image:
Selecting the BCC Option
  1. Finally, type the name of your label in the field corresponding to the BCC heading in order to add your newly created BCC list to your email as highlighted in the image shown below:
Adding the BCC List to Gmail

As soon as you will select this list, you will be able to send an email using Gmail to all the recipients that are a part of this list without even them knowing each other.

How to Create Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) Mailing List on Hotmail?

In this method, we will explain to you how you can hide the members of your recipient list from each other or in other words, how you can create a Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) mailing list in Hotmail. For doing this, you will need to perform the following steps:

  1. Launch any browser of your choice say Google Chrome by double-clicking on its icon, type Hotmail in the search bar of your browser’s window and then press the Enter key.
  2. After doing this, type in your Hotmail ID and then click on the Next button as shown in the following image:
Hotmail Sign in Window
  1. Now enter the password of your Hotmail account and then click on the “Sign in” button as highlighted in the image shown below:
Hotmail Password Window
  1. After successfully signing into your Hotmail account, click on the People icon located at the bottom right corner of your Hotmail window as shown in the following image:
Selecting the People Icon
  1. Select the All Contact Lists option as highlighted in the image shown below:
Selecting All Contact Lists
  1. Now click on the link saying, “Create a Contact List” located on the right pane of the People window as shown in the following image:
Creating a New List
  1. Type an appropriate name for your new list below the Contact List Name In this example, I have named it as BCC Mailing List as highlighted in the image shown below:
Saving the List after Naming it and Adding Contacts to it
  1. Now add contacts to your newly created list by typing in their email addresses in the Add Email Addresses field and then click on the Create button as highlighted in the image shown above. In this example, I have added two contacts to this list.
  2. You can view your newly created list under the All Contact Lists heading as shown in the following image:
BCC Mailing List
  1. Now click on the New Message icon located at the top left corner of your Hotmail window as highlighted in the image shown below:
Composing a New Message
  1. As soon as the New Message box appears on your screen, click on the BCC icon in order to add a BCC Mailing List to your email as shown in the following image:
Selecting the BCC Option
  1. Finally, type the name of your label in the field corresponding to the BCC heading in order to add your newly created BCC list to your email as highlighted in the image shown below:
Adding the BCC Mailing List to Hotmail

As soon as you will select this list, you will be able to send an email using Hotmail to all the recipients that are a part of this list without even them knowing each other.

 

Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.