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BCC is hard, OK? Quite a lot of orgs blurted your email addresses in GDPR mailouts

Jamie Jones Silver badge

No, it means that an email sent from person A to person B, BCC to person C and person D will appear:

Person B:

From: A

To: B

_____

Person C:

From: A

To: B

Bcc: C

_____

Person D:

From: A

To: B

Bcc: D

_____

I.e. as a bcc recipient, the bcc line will only show you - no-one else, presumably so people can get a warm fuzzy feeling that they were specifically bcc'd and didn't receive it as a raw forward, or by accident.

(When there are multiple recipient addresses in the "Bcc:" field, some implementations actually send a separate copy of the message to each recipient with a "Bcc:" containing only the address of that particular recipient.)"

..... i.e. most simply won't bother sending a Bcc line, but some will actually make one, containing that particular recipient only

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