While sending an email to the group by putting all in ‘To’ field, it is for showing email addresses to the unknown. However, no one wants to disclose the recipient’s email address and for this there is a trick in Outlook. You can send emails to the undisclosed recipients by using bcc field. How to Send an Email to Undisclosed Recipients in Outlook? Such query is mostly asked by MS Outlook users on several occasions.
In order to send email to the undisclosed recipients, first create new contact with full name of ‘undisclosed recipients’. In this regard, you need to follow below mentioned steps:
- Move to ‘Contacts’ view by simply pressing ‘Contacts’ in Outlook 2007 and 2010. For Outlook 2013, click ‘People’ available at the bottom of MS Outlook.
- Then open contacts folder which you are required to save into ‘undisclosed recipients’
- Move onto New Contact available under Home tab in MS Outlook 2010 as well as 2013.
For Outlook 2007, click New in the Ribbon and as soon as Contact dialog box pop up, do the following:
- Type ‘Undisclosed recipients’ in Full Name textbox and also type email your own email ID in Email Textbox
- Press Save & Close button. The screenshot below will give a clear view:
This result into creation of undisclosed recipients contact and now send email to undisclosed recipients. Use the following steps:
- Go to the Mail view by pressing ‘Mail’ in Navigation Pane.
- Then create new email by pressing New E-mail available under Home tab.
- Go to Message window and type ‘u’ in ‘To’ field, and then choose Undisclosed recipients from auto complete list. Else, you can also click ‘To’ for choosing ‘Undisclosed recipients’ from ‘Select Names’: ‘Contacts’ dialog box. Find the screenshot below:
- Click the Options > Bcc to show the Bcc field if it is not displayed in the Message window, then click Bcc button to select the recipients you want to send email to from the Outlook contacts folder.
- Create an email and press ‘Send’. As soon as recipient catches the email, they can access the undisclosed recipients located in ‘To’ and see no other recipient will able to see.
Important to Note: In case, email is not received via MS Outlook and opened in the other email application, then there will be sender’s own email ID is shown in ‘To’ field rather than Undisclosed recipients