Send an Email Addressed to Undisclosed Recipients

If you’ve seen an email addressed to Undisclosed Recipients and wondered how it was done, here are two options.

First Option

When you create a new message, on the To line, type Undisclosed Recipients, and next to that put your email address inside brackets . Then see Step 5 below to finish the message. (When the recipient gets your message, they’ll only see Undisclosed Recipients on the To line…not your email address.)

Second Option (This is what I’ve done so I don’t have to remember anything later.)

Create a new Outlook contact:

  1. Full Name: Undisclosed Recipients.
  2. E-mail: Put whatever email address you’ll send the email from.
  3. Display as: Undisclosed Recipients.
  4. When you Save and Close the new contact, if you get a message indicating duplication, choose Add this contact anyway.
  5. When you send your email, type Undisclosed Recipients on the To line, and put recipient email addresses on the Bcc line. (If you don’t see Bcc and use Outlook 2003 as the email editor, click View, Bcc. If you use Word as your email editor, click Options drop down arrow, Bcc.

    For Outlook 2007, click the Options tab, Show Bcc.

  6. The recipient will only see his or her email address when you use Bcc. You can also put a distribution list name on the Bcc line and it works the same way.

And that’s it!

PEACE.

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5 Comments

  1. What an interesting article,about “undisclosed recipients” for example,would it be possible to send an Email to a work collegue without her knowing whom it came from? cheers.

  2. What an interesting article,about “undisclosed recipients” for example,would it be possible to send an Email to a work collegue without her knowing whom it came from? cheers.

  3. Very interesting about sending to “undisclosed recipients” explanations,if i send an Email to a workmate would it be possible to hide my Email address so they don't know whom it comes from?

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