The BCC feature, or blind carbon copy, allows you to copy an email message to another recipient. It differs from the standard CC option because the other recipients of the message won’t know that the BCC’d address is also receiving the email. This is useful when you need to copy a message to your boss or someone without the other senders being able to see their email address.
If you are used to the BCC feature in other email applications, then you may be having trouble finding it when you use AOL Mail in your Web browser. Our tutorial below will show you how to add a BCC address to a message that you are sending from AOL Mail.
How to BCC from AOL Email
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome, but will also work in other desktop versions of Web browsers, such as Firefox or Edge. When you BCC someone they will receive a copy of the email, but their address will not be visible to other people that are receiving the email.
Step 1: Sign into your AOL email account at https://mail.aol.com.
Step 2: Click the Compose button at the top-left corner of the window to create a new email message.
Step 3: Click the BCC link at the right side of the To field.
Step 4: Type the address to which you wish to send the blind carbon copy into the BCC field, then complete the rest of the email. When you’re done, click the blue Send button to send the message.
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