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BCC'ed recipients are not visible to the other recipients. But if you're the sender you probably see the BCC line on messages you've sent.
How do we find out who we listed in the "BCC" section in our outgoing email? In other words, how do we display the BCC addresses after having sent the message to the recipients? I know it is virtually impossible to do this for incoming emails with Outlook 2003. With the Mac Environment it is extremely simple since all one has to do is view the raw source and code information for the outgoing message(s).
This isn't as much about the environment (Mac or PC) as it is about the email program that you're using. Some make it easy, some make hard, and others make it impossible.
I do want to be clear first: as the person asking the question mentioned, this is not about email that you've received. I've covered that in another article, "How to I view the list of BCC'ed recipients on an email I've received?". The short answer there is that you cannot.
This is about looking at the BCC'ed recipients on a message that you sent.
First off, you must configure your email program to save your sent email. If you're not doing that, then there's nothing to look at for this information.
Outlook 2003 appears to make it easy. If you go look at the message in your Sent Items folder, you should see a BCC line listing the BCC'ed recipients.
Outlook Express makes it hard. If you go look at the message in your Sent Items folder, you won't see a BCC line. However, with the message open, click on the message's File menu, then click on the Properties item. Then click on the Details tab, and you'll see the raw source to the message, including the BCC line.
Hotmail, surprisingly enough, makes it easy if you remember to check "Copy Message to Sent Folder" before you sent the email. Then you can just click on the Sent Messages folder, click on the message you sent, and the BCC line will be included in the display.
As I said, other mailers do it differently, or not at all. But the difference is, indeed, in the mail program you're using.
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