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How to Create a Blind Copy Mailing List in Gmail by Julius Vandersteen

How to Send Out Email Without Showing Addresses


When you need to send U3A information to multiple recipients while using Google’s Gmail. it’s often a good idea to send it using the blind carbon copy method.

Using Bcc enables you to keep each recipient’s name hidden from all the other recipients. For example, you might want to send a message to all of your group members, but you do not want to let them know about each other. Typically, you will enter your own email address in the “To” field and the other people’s addresses in the “Bcc” field.

1. Sign in to your Google Gmail account. Click “Gmail” in the top left corner of the Gmail page, and then click “Contacts.”

2. Click the “New Group” option. A dialog box appears. Type a name for your blind copy mailing list, such as “Web Group,” then click “OK.” Your new blind copy mailing list name appears under “My Contacts” on the left side of the Gmail page.

3. Click the name of the mailing list to select it. Click the “Groups” button, which is marked with the icon of a person and is located at the top of the page. A text box appears. Type or paste an email address in the text box, then click “Add.” Repeat this procedure to add more names to the list.

4. Click “Gmail” in the top left corner, then click “Compose” when you want to send a message to everyone in your blind copy mailing list. A new blank message appears. Click “To,” and then type in your own email address.gmail

5. Click “Add Bcc,” Click or tap in the BCC field and then start typing the first few letters of the name of your blind copy mailing list, such as “Web” for your “Web Group” list. When you see the name of the mailing list you want to use, press the “Return” key to select it and insert it in the Bcc field. Type the text of your message, then click “Send” to send a copy to everyone in your blind copy mailing list. There is the option to delete addresses from the e-mail where members are away.