for Blind Carbon Copy
- a copy
of original e-mail
message to some recipient
. It is different from "cc
" (Carbon Copy
) in the sense that the name of the person is not disclose
d in the E-mail message to other recipients.
Making a "bcc" of e-mail messages is a common feature in most of the E-mail client software available.
If you "bcc:" an E-mail message to a person, it means you are sending a replica of the E-mail message to that person in addition to the existing recipients, without disclosing the identity of the person to others.