Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Copying and bcc'ing recipients, part of Writing Email.
…CC is the email abbreviation for courtesy…copy and BCC stands for blind courtesy copy.…The meaning of these abbreviations has been adjusted since back in the day when…the first C was used for carbon as in carbon copy and blind carbon copy.…Since the day of carbon paper is long gone, the C now refers to courtesy.…A copy or a blind copy can be a courtesy if used correctly.…If they're are used indiscriminately, the result…may be seen as discourteous and unprofessional.…
Understanding what the copy and the blind copy functions…do and how to use them are the easy parts.…A good rule of thumb is to use To, for people who are required to take action.…CC, lists those you want to keep informed but need take no action.…And BCC, include those you want to receive…the message without any of the other recipients knowing.…The difficult aspect of using the copy and blind…copy, is analyzing the possible repercussions of using those functions.…CC is certainly a good way to send your message to the main…recipient, while also including others to be…
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- Identify the appropriate recipients for any given email.
- Establish a clear purpose for an email and convey it effectively.
- Determine who the audience of an email is and write it accordingly.
- Apply a variety of rules and techniques to create a strong message.
- Assess the need to CC and BCC and select recipients thoughtfully.
- Cite general etiquette rules for sending emails.
- Demonstrate the appropriate way to send an attachment.