In this article I will tell you about what Cc is? Why we use it? and when we use it? I will also discuss little bit about Bcc and the difference between Cc and Bcc. At last you will get the answers of some frequently asked questions about Cc and Bcc.
What Does CC Mean in Email?
You may have heard this term several times in both professional and unprofessional way. Cc stands for carbon copy. As it seems that it means, carbon copy is the old term which we used back in the days. When we have to send same written letters to more than one people. We had to use carbon between two pages to copy the same letter on the second page.
In same way we do it online via emails. When we have to send email to more than one recipients using Cc. First you choose “To” and then other recipients.
Why do we need Cc?
It is widely used in corporates and other fields of works. Where you have to manage a team. For example-: boss has to inform all the employees for later plans. He can simply write an email to the team leader and using Cc, he can add other people who works under the leader. In this way everyone will get the message.
When to use Cc?
Cc also differentiates the main person from the group because when you send Cc of an email to a group of people, it shows the first person you have sent that email to. You will see the name after “To” and other recipients after “Cc”.
For schools it’s very beneficial to send an important email to a large number of students. You will get see Cc at many different places.
Cc is used when you have to give general or common information to everyone. Cc is not used for sending private emails or some important information.
How to use Cc in Email?
- First you have to open the Gmail account.
- Then Press on compose button.
- You will see “To” then add the main recipient.
- Then press Cc to add further more recipients.
You will also get to see another option besides Cc I.e. Bcc.
What is Bcc in Email?
Bcc stands for blind carbon copy. It is same as Cc but it has some other features like it does not tells the recipients that they got a copy email. They will also not able to see the other recipients unlike Cc.
You can use Bcc when you don’t let other person know who is getting these emails. Bcc is used when you want to send the same email to two different individuals from different groups.
How to use Bcc?
You can use Bcc as the same way you use Cc. Press on the compose button choose a recipient for “To” and then press on Bcc to add other recipients.
Difference between Cc and Bcc
You use Cc when you have to show that it’s the information for the entire group and you want to make them feel that they are the part of this group. It creates some sense of unity in teams or organisation.
You use Bcc when you don’t want to show that they are the same as other people. You want to make them feel as they are the only one who is getting that information.
FAQ’s Related to CC and BCC:
Do people get see email address of other recipients?
Ans-: Yes, people get to see the email address of other recipients in Cc but not in Bcc that’s why Bcc stands for blind carbon copy.
How many persons I can add in Cc or Bcc in a single email?
Ans-: Well it depends on the email service provider you are using, each provider like (google, yahoo, Hotmail) has different limits to restrict the spammers.
Is it necessary to put an email address in “To”?
Ans-: No, it’s not necessary to add email address in “To” in both Cc and Bcc. You can send email to everyone without prioritizing the single individual.