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What is the use of Carbon copy (CC)?


1. Recipients are invisible to all of the other recipients of the message in CC
2. Recipients are visible to all of the other recipients of the message in CC
3. Recipients are invisible to only one recipients of the message in CC
4. None of the above

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Recipients are visible to all of the other recipients of the message in CC

The correct answer is Recipients are visible to all of the other recipients of the message in CC.

  • Cc means carbon copy and Bcc means blind carbon copy. For email, you use Cc when you want to copy others publicly, and Bcc when you want to do it privately. Any recipients on the Bcc line of an email are not visible to others on the email.
  • Blind carbon copy is a way of sending emails to multiple people without them knowing who else is receiving the email. Any emails in the BCC field will be invisible to everyone else in the To and CC fields. BCC should only be used when it isn't a personal email and you want to keep the receipts email private.

  • Before the development of photocopiers, a sheet of carbon paper was used between an original document and a blank sheet of paper. As the document was written or typed on, the carbon paper transferred the content onto the blank sheet of paper.

  • But what are CC and BCC in email?

    • The early days of email were based on letter writing (electronic mail), and in the same way, you would produce two copies of a letter using carbon paper, you could now send an email to two people using the CC protocol. Put simply, by using the CC field within your email, you can easily send copies of your email to multiple email addresses.

  • The BCC field is, in essence, an enhanced version of CC and fulfills its specific purpose.

    • BCC stands for Blind Carbon Copy, allowing you to send copies of your email to multiple contacts without revealing the respective email addresses to your recipients.

    • This function is designed to ensure you don’t share personal email addresses when sending email newsletters or other blanket emails to numerous contacts.

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