Anyway to find out who an email was BCC'd to?

guyver01

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BCC = BLIND carbon copy...

the operative word there is BLIND.

if the sender wanted everyone in the world to know who they sent it to... they wouldn't have used the BCC feature.


AFAIK, the only way to find out who it was sent to... would be to use the mail server logs... but no admin in their right mind would tell you without a search warrant.

 

Spooner

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Originally posted by: phatcow
what bcc and why does my outlook not have this feature?
I'm not sure if the caveman talk was a way of being sarcastic

but the BCC field stands for Blind Carbon Copy and it is a way of emailing groups of people without the others knowing who else it was copied to. In outlook: View>Bcc field
 

phatcow

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Originally posted by: iamwiz82
Originally posted by: phatcow
what bcc and why does my outlook not have this feature?

are you serious? If you are, View >> BCC Field

WOAH... i didnt know that existed.....



sys admins learn something new every day
 

phatcow

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wait.. i still dont see the option under view... am i missing something?
 

Spooner

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Originally posted by: phatcow
wait.. i still dont see the option under view... am i missing something?
You have to be in "New Message" window






i didn't htink this thread would turn into an Outlook 101 class
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phatcow

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Originally posted by: Spooner
Originally posted by: phatcow
wait.. i still dont see the option under view... am i missing something?
You have to be in "New Message" window






i didn't htink this thread would turn into an Outlook 101 class
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amazing....
 

MichaelD

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Originally posted by: Spooner
11 replies.

None of which answer the thread question.


Yes, one did. Guyver01 answered the question correctly. The View-->BCC is for when you are CREATING a new message and wish to add the BCC address box. To find out all recipients of an email, you need the server logs.
 

guyver01

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Originally posted by: propellerhead
Originally posted by: guyver01
BCC = BLIND carbon copy...

Some call them "courtesy copy" instead of "carbon copy". See ZDNet article.

well... webopaedia.com defines it:

Short for blind carbon copy, a copy of an e-mail message sent to a recipient without the recipient's address appearing in the message. Most e-mail clients include two fields labeled cc and bcc. When you enter addresses in the cc field, the message is copied to those addresses and the cc addresses appear at the top of the e-mail message. When you enter addresses in the bcc field, however, the addresses do not appear in the message. This is useful if you want to copy a message to many people without each of them seeing who the other recipients are.

and i trust them

 

iamwiz82

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i would assume they are trying to get courtesy copy to be en vogue because carbon copy could be seen as racist.
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kranky

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Originally posted by: iamwiz82
i would assume they are trying to get courtesy copy to be en vogue because carbon copy could be seen as racist.
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Racist?! I don't think there's any way to see "carbon copy" as a racist remark.

I wonder if anyone even knows what carbon paper is.
 

ATLien247

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Originally posted by: kranky

I wonder if anyone even knows what carbon paper is.

Know what it is? Hell, we still have a daisy-wheel printer here where I work that cranks that sh|t out...
 

iamwiz82

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Originally posted by: kranky
Originally posted by: iamwiz82
i would assume they are trying to get courtesy copy to be en vogue because carbon copy could be seen as racist.
rolleye.gif

Racist?! I don't think there's any way to see "carbon copy" as a racist remark.

I wonder if anyone even knows what carbon paper is.

please keep in mind that a person lost their job for using the word niggardly.
 

heartsurgeon

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in the universe of "office politics" the blind carbon copy is used as follows -

you send a provocative question to a co-worker you want to get into hot water -
like "what do think of the boss"

you bcc the e-mail to the boss

when your co-worker responds using the "reply" option
the reply is bcc'd to the boss as well!

oops!

i've heard of this being done!
 

zzzz

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I dont think the recepients of BCC would be able to reply and send the reply to other recepients.

Originally posted by: heartsurgeon
in the universe of "office politics" the blind carbon copy is used as follows -

you send a provocative question to a co-worker you want to get into hot water -
like "what do think of the boss"

you bcc the e-mail to the boss

when your co-worker responds using the "reply" option
the reply is bcc'd to the boss as well!

oops!

i've heard of this being done!

 

Jzero

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Originally posted by: zzzz
I dont think the recepients of BCC would be able to reply and send the reply to other recepients.

Yep. If you could, then you could just hit Reply All to see who the BCC recips were.
 

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