View recipients of hidden messages in Windows Mail

Recipients you entered in the field Hidden copy in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail, or Outlook Express are not visible to each other or to other recipients.

They are also hidden when viewing a sent message in a folder Sent † However, it would be helpful if you could find out who is hiding a message in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail, or Outlook Express. Even though the recipients of Bcc: are not publicly visible, you can still discover them if you want to make sure that someone has received a copy.

View hidden message recipients in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail, or Outlook Express

Send a message in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail, or Outlook Express to find out who you are hidden:

Screenshot overview

  • Go to section Sent (or a folder containing the message).

  • Right click on the sent message.

  • Select Properties in the menu that appears.

  • Go to the tab Details

  • Somewhere at the top you will find a line that starts with bcc: † It contains all Bcc: message recipients.

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