How to Stop CC’ing Yourself on Emails Sent from Your iPhone 5

If you use POP email on your computer or on your iPhone, then you are likely aware of issues that can arise by not syncing sent emails with your email server.

IMAP email accounts can allow you to do this, but if you do not have the option of IMAP, then you will need to find an alternative solution that allows you to access sent emails on different devices.

One solution to this problem is to BCC yourself on every email that you send from your iPhone 5.

This will place a copy of the message in your inbox, meaning that you can locate it later if you need it.

But if this setting is no longer useful for you and is simply creating duplicates of messages, then you can follow our steps below to stop automatically copying yourself on messages sent from your iPhone 5.

Turn Off the Auto-BCC Feature on the iPhone 5

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 5 running the iOS 8 operating system. However, these steps are nearly identical for earlier versions of iOS as well.

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

open settings menu

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option.

open the email menu

Step 3: Scroll down and touch the button to the right of Always BCC Myself. You will know that this setting is turned off when there is not green shading around the button.

turn off the always bcc myself option

Now that you know how to stop CCing yourself on emails sent from your iPhone 5, you can clean up your inbox a bit for the future because it won’t contain all of the emails that you have sent from the device.

Is your name appearing differently than you would like it for email that you send from your iPhone? Learn how to change your email display name on the iPhone 5 so that your name appears in recipients’ inboxes as you want it to.

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