Why do we use CC in emails?

The CC field allows you to send a copy of the email with any recipient of your choice. In most cases, the CC field is used to keep someone in the loop, or to share the same email with them. Unfortunately, this creates a literal copy of the same email in the recipient’s inbox.

Is it necessary to fill CC in email?

The TO and CC fields are often used interchangeably because no matter which one you use, there is little difference in the way your recipients view the email. However, the general practice is to use the CC field to send a copy of the email to people just to keep them in the loop.

What is the purpose of CC and BCC in email?

Remember carbon copies? Cc means carbon copy and Bcc means blind carbon copy. For emailing, you use Cc when you want to copy others publicly, and Bcc when you want to do it privately. Any recipients on the Bcc line of an email are not visible to others on the email.

What happens when you CC yourself in an email?

By cc-ing yourself, you can review a full conversation in one mailbox. If your “sent” messages are in your outbox and your other messages are in your “read” mailbox, then you have to toggle between the two mailboxes to read the entire conversation.

When should CC be used?

If you expect a direct response or action, use the “To” field. If you want to keep people in the loop in a transparent way, use the “Cc” field. If someone is not meant to be a direct recipient, use “Cc.” If you want a “To” recipient to know other important people are aware of the correspondence, use “Cc.”

What is difference between To and CC in email?

To is for the people who you the email is directed at. Usually this is what you want to use. CC is for other people who you want to see the email, but do not expect to take action or respond.

Can I use BCC and CC at the same time?

After the fields show at the top of your email, you can type as many email addresses as you want, each separated by a comma. Your outgoing email goes to each person listed in the Cc and Bcc fields, along with anyone in the To field.

What’s the difference between Cc and Bcc?

BCC stands for “blind carbon copy.” Just like CC, BCC is a way of sending copies of an email to other people. The difference between the two is that, while you can see a list of recipients when CC is used, that’s not the case with BCC.

Can CC recipients reply?

Can I reply to a CC email? You can reply to a CC email in exactly the same way as you would a normal email, however, there are few things to remember. If you want to reply only to the original sender then you should click the standard “reply” button.

Do BCC get replies?

Addresses that have been placed in the BCC field are not forwarded. If you have placed a large list of recipients in the To or CC field, all of them will receive the reply. By placing recipients in the BCC field, you can help protect them against receiving unnecessary replies from anyone using the Reply All feature.

How do you use BCC correctly?

Show, hide, and view the Bcc (blind carbon copy) field

  1. Create a new email message or reply to or forward an existing message.
  2. If the message you’re composing opens in a new window, select Options > Bcc.
  3. In the Bcc box, add recipients, compose the message, and choose Send when done.

Is BCC really hidden?

Someone on the BCC list can see everything else, including the CC list and the contents of the email. However, the BCC list is secret—no one can see this list except the sender. If a person is on the BCC list, they’ll see only their own email on the BCC list.

Why do people always BCC themselves?

BCC yourself provides you a copy you can pick up on the computer email client and then move to the Sent folder for a record. While this is not necessary for IMAP or Exchange, not everyone has that luxury. Some people only have POP3 email accounts.

Should I CC or send to?

The recipients listed in the “To” field are the direct addressees of your email message. These are the people to whom you are writing directly. “CC,” which stands for “carbon copy,” or even “courtesy copy,” is for anyone you want to keep in the loop but are not addressing directly.

Is it rude to CC someone?

Answer: If you know the other people and you understand why they are included, do cc them, of course. But if you do not know the people or the reason they are included, feel free not to cc them (unless your organization’s email protocol is different).

Should you reply to CC emails?

Typically, the “CC” (carbon copy) is to keep you in the loop of a conversation even if you’re not directly addressed in the message. Whether or not you reply should be determined case by case. If your participation is relevant to the conversation, then a “reply all” might be in order.

Is CC the same as forward?

To reply to the original sender and all other recipients on the To and Cc lines, select Reply All. To send the message to someone not on the To or Cc lines, select Forward.

Can you send an email with only CC?

Consider only CC-ing recipients from whom you don’t expect a response or a direct action – in fact, most email recipients automatically assume no action is needed on their part if they’re only CC’d. If you do want a recipient to respond or act, then technically they should be put in the To field.

How do you CC in Outlook?

Add Bcc or Cc Recipients in Outlook.com Messages

  1. Select New message.
  2. In the new message, select Bcc to add the Bcc field to the message header. Or, select Cc to add the Cc field.
  3. Enter recipients’ email addresses in the appropriate carbon copy fields.
  4. The email will be copied or blind copied to those you indicated.

Can email recipients see CC?

The CC abbreviation stands for “carbon copy.” CC recipients receive an exact copy of the email and any further “Reply All” responses in the thread. All recipients of the email will also see who has been CC’d.

How do you CC a letter?

Under your signature, type “CC” and place two to four spaces between your signature and the CC line. Now enter the names of everyone who will be CC’d on this letter.