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Difference between CC and BCC
  • Last Updated : 23 Oct, 2020

Today, E-mails play a vital role in every organization either small or big. E-mails are formal and organized means of communication in an organization. Thus the knowledge of E-mail is a must for every professional including Engineers.

In this article, we will discuss two important aspects of E-mail i.e CC and BCC which are used to send and receive information securely via e-mail.

1. Carbon Copy (CC) :
CC stands for Carbon Copy It is mainly used to send E mail’s carbon copy to the recipients and each recipient will able to see the list of all other recipients. When we want to send an email to someone without addressing them personally, then CC is used. Even for group communication, we use CC as it will keep management and employees in the loop without concern them directly. When we want to receive a response from recipients associated with the email, CC is used. CC also help to inform other recipients about the email.

Example :



In the above example, we keep Vansh and Taran in CC. This means both Vansh and Taran can see each others mail address and know that they get same mail from sender.

2. Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) :
BCC stands for Blind Carbon Copy. It is mainly used to send E mail’s carbon copy to the multiple recipients but each recipient will not be able to see the list of all other recipients. When we want to send email to large number of recipients, BCC is used. BCC provides privacy of each recipients as they will not be able to see each others mail address. It is mostly used in large organizations for sharing companies newsletter etc. Even if we want to send impersonal emails then BCC is useful.

Example :

In the above example, we keep Vansh and Taran in BCC. This means neither Vansh nor Taran will able to see each others mail address and will not be sure if other person receivd same mail.



Difference between CC and BCC :

S.No.CCBCC
1It stands for Carbon Copy.It stands for Blind Carbon Copy.
2In CC, all recipients will be able to see each other mail address.Whereas, in BCC none of the recipient will be able to see each other mail address.
3Using CC, we can keep management and employees in the loop.Using BCC, we can ensure the privacy of management and employees mail address.
4Every recipient will get all additional responses to the email.Here recipient will not get any additional responses until we forward the mail to them
5It permits recipients to know with thom the mail is being shared.Here, recipients don’t have any idea with whom mail is being shared.

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