Send an email to undisclosed recipients in Outlook

Contents
  1. Keep your email recipient list private
  2. Create an undisclosed contact for the recipient
  3. Send an email to undisclosed recipients in Outlook

Keep your email recipient list private

When you send Outlook email to multiple contacts and put all addresses in the same To or Cc field each recipient sees these addresses. If you don’t want to share these email addresses with recipients, create an “Undisclosed Recipients” contact. This shows each recipient that the email wasn’t just sent to them, and hides the addresses of each contact.

The instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007; and Outlook for Office 365.

Create an undisclosed contact for the recipient

To create a contact that appears in the To field of an email message and hide the recipient’s contact information, open Outlook and follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the tab At home and in the group Find select The Address Book

  2. Select File New entry

  3. In the dialog box New entry select new contact

  4. Select Okay

  5. In a text box First and last name enter Undisclosed Recipients

  6. In a text box E-mail Enter your email address.

  7. Select Save and Close

    If you have an address book entry that uses your email address, a dialog box will appear. Double contact detected † Select Add new contact and then select To add

  8. Close the address book.

Send an email to undisclosed recipients in Outlook

To send an email with an undisclosed recipient contact:

  1. Create a new email message in Outlook.

  2. in field To who enter Undisclosed Recipients † As you type, Outlook displays a list of suggestions. Select an undisclosed recipient contact.

  3. Select bcc

    If you don’t see the button SKC go to section parameters: and choose SC

  4. Highlight the addresses you want to email and select SKC † If you enter these addresses manually, separate each address with a semicolon.

  5. Select Okay

  6. Compose a message.

  7. Select send

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