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4.5. What's a "blind carbon copy"?
If you wish to send a copy of an electronic mail message to someone without the
knowledge of the folks listed in the To: and Cc: header lines), you can use the
blind carbon copy (Bcc:) header item. Addresses listed in the Bcc: line will
receive a stealth copy of your outgoing message. They will not, however,
receive copies of any replies to your message. If you send your message
to multiple blind carbon copy recipients, these are also hidden from each
Note: I've found the Bcc: function to be very reliable,
but you should test your system's Bcc: function to make sure your system really
strips the Bcc: line out of your message's header.
You'll never see the Bcc: line in mail that you receive: it's only there for
the actual submission of the first mail item, then it is
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