N/APosted on - 06/17/2013
I'm not sure what some of the mac email sending options are. Can someone tell me the difference between the CC and BCC fields? Also what would happen if someone you BCCe'd did a reply all to your original email?
Need help identifying fields with mac email sending options
Terms "CC" and "BCC" originate from times where carbon sheets were used to make an identical copy as the document was being created on the typewriter.
To set a practical example:
John sends an email and puts Mary in the "To:" field, Peter and Paul in the "CC:" field and Matthew in the "BCC:" field.
The results will be:
1. Mary knows that the email was sent to her, Peter and Paul, but doesn't know about Matthew.
2. Peter knows that himself, Mary and Paul received the email, but doesn't know about Matthew.
3. Paul knows that himself, Mary and Peter received the email, but doesn't know about Matthew.
4. Matthew doesn't know that Mary, Paul and Peter received the email.
"To:" and "CC:" have the same effect, with the slight difference being the "To:" indicates primary recipient.