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How To Add A BCC To An Outlook E-Mail

Have you ever noticed that you can see all the recipients of any e-mail that you receive? What happens if you would rather that was not the case when you send an e-mail? If you have an e-mail to send out and would prefer for everyone receiving it not to know all the recipients, the Bcc (blind carbon copy) function is here to help.

Below we have an easy to follow guide which will show you how to Bcc people into the e-mail you wish to send.

If you add a recipient’s name to the Bcc box in an email message, a copy of the message is sent to the recipient that you specify. Any recipients added to the Bcc box will not be shown to any other recipients who receive the message.

Outlook for Windows

After you turn on the Bcc box, it appears every time you create a message until it’s turned off. The option to turn on the Bcc field can be found in two locations, depending on whether you are composing a new message or replying to or forwarding a message.

  1. Create a new email message or reply to or forward an existing message.
  2. If the message you’re composing opens in a new window, select Options > Bcc.

    To turn on Bcc box, open a new message, choose the Options tab, and in the Show Fields group, choose Bcc.

    If the message you’re composing opens in the Reading Pane, select Bcc from the ribbon.

  3. In the Bcc box, add recipients, compose the message, and choose Send when done.

Turn off Bcc

You can turn off the Bcc box for future messages at any time.

  1. Create a new email message or reply to or forward an existing message.
  2. If the message you’re composing opens in a new window, select Options > Bcc.

    To turn on Bcc box, open a new message, choose the Options tab, and in the Show Fields group, choose Bcc.

    If the message you’re composing opens in the Reading Pane, select Bcc from the ribbon.

    Note: The background colour distinguishes between the Bcc button being turned on or turned off. A dark background means the button is turned on, and a light background means it’s turned off.

View Bcc recipients

If you’re the recipient of a message, you can’t see whether the sender added Bcc recipients. Only the sender of a message can see the names of Bcc recipients by opening a message in the Sent Items folder where all sent messages are stored by default.

  1. In the Sent Items folder, open the message that you sent.
  2. In the Reading Pane, view the header section of the message.

Outlook for Mac

After you turn on the Bcc box, it appears every time you create a message until it’s turned off.

  1. Create a new email message, then click Options > Bcc.

    To turn on Bcc box, open a new message, choose the Options tab, and click Bcc.

  2. In the Bcc box, add recipients, compose the message, and choose Send when done.

Turn off Bcc

You can turn off the Bcc box for future messages at any time.

  • Create a new email message, then choose Options >Bcc.

    To turn on Bcc box, open a new message, choose the Options tab, and click Bcc.

    Note: The background colour distinguishes between the Bcc button being turned on or turned off. A dark background means the button is turned on, and a light background means it’s turned off.

View Bcc recipients

If you’re the recipient of a message, you can’t see whether the sender added Bcc recipients. Only the sender of a message can see the names of Bcc recipients by opening a message in the Sent Items folder where all sent messages are stored by default.

  1. In the Sent Items folder, open the message that you sent.
  2. In the Reading Pane, view the header section of the message.

    Seeing Bcc recepients in sent folder

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How To Create and Use Email Signatures in Mail on Mac

Offering the ideal way to personalise your e-mails along with promoting key information such as:

  • Your website URL
  • Your logo
  • Your business address
  • Social Media channels

The addition of an e-mail signature can be hugely beneficial. One of our most commonly received questions relates to adding an e-mail signature to outgoing e-mails. Depending on the platform or device that you are using, the process can actually be a little different.

Below, we have a guide to adding an email signature when using a Mac.

How To Add An Email Signature On A Mac

You can create prepared text, called a signature, to include when you send email messages. For example, you can create one signature for your work email and another signature for your personal email.

Create and use email signatures in Mail on Mac

Creating signatures

  1. In the Mail app  on your Mac, choose Mail > Preferences, then click Signatures.
  2. In the left column, select the email account where you want to use the signature.If All Signatures is selected when you create a signature, you’ll need to drag the new signature to an email account before you can use it.
  3. Click the Add button  below the middle column.
  4. In the middle column, type a name for the signature.The name appears in the Signature pop-up menu when you write a message.
  5. In the right column (the preview), create your signature.You can use the Edit or Format menus in Mail to change the font or layout, turn text into links, or check spelling. To add an image, drag it into the preview area.

If you want your signature to appear after the original text of messages you reply to or forward, deselect the “Place signature above quoted text” tickbox.

Deleting signatures

  1. In the Mail app  on your Mac, choose Mail > Preferences, then click Signatures.
  2. Select a signature in the middle column, then click the Remove button .

When you delete a signature from All Signatures, it’s deleted from any account that uses it.

Automatically add a signature to emails

You can choose a signature to automatically add to messages you send.

  1. In the Mail app  on your Mac, choose Mail > Preferences, then click Signatures.
  2. Select an account in the left column.
  3. Click the Choose Signature pop-up menu, then choose a signature.If you have more than one signature for an account, Mail can automatically alternate between them — choose At Random or In Sequential Order from the pop-up menu.

If you want to stop having a signature automatically added to your messages, click the Choose Signature pop-up menu, then choose None.

Adding a signature to emails yourself

  1. In the Mail app  on your Mac, click the Signature pop-up menu in the message you’re writing.
  2. Choose a signature.If you don’t see an expected signature in the pop-up menu, choose Edit Signatures to open Signatures preferences and verify the signature is in the account.

Removing a signature from emails

  • In the Mail app  on your Mac, click the Signature pop-up menu in a message you’re writing, then choose None.

Depending on how a recipient’s mail server handles signatures, your signature may appear as an attachment or image to the recipient.

If you use iCloud Drive on your Mac and other devices, your signatures are automatically updated and available on those devices. See Use iCloud Drive to store documents.

If you need to send a signed PDF document, you can use Markup in Mail to create a handwritten signature and add it to the document. You can also use the Preview app to fill out and sign PDF forms.

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How To Recall An Sent E-Mail Through Outlook

Have you ever sent an e-mail by mistake? Would you like to try and correct an error before the recipient reads the e-mail, the good news is that if you are using Outlook, this option does exist through ‘message recall’.

With message recall, a message that you sent is retrieved from the mailboxes of the recipients who haven’t yet opened it. You can also substitute a replacement message. For example, if you forgot to include an attachment, you can try to retract the message, and then send a replacement message that has the attachment.

Message recall is only available after you click Send and is available only if both you and the recipient have an Office 365 or Microsoft Exchange email account in the same organisation.

To recall and replace a message

  1. In the folder pane on the left of the Outlook window, choose the Sent Items folder.
  2. Open the message that you want to recall. You must double-click to open the message. Selecting the message so it appears in the reading pane won’t allow you to recall the message.
  3. From the Message tab, select Actions > Recall This Message.

    Notes:

    • If you don’t see the Recall This Message command, you probably don’t have an Exchange account or the feature isn’t available within your organization.
    • You cannot recall a message that’s protected by Azure Information Protection.
  4. Click Delete unread copies of this message or Delete unread copies and replace with a new message, and then click OK.

  5. If you’re sending a replacement message, compose the message, and then click Send.

To check on the recall

The success or failure of a message recall depends on the recipients’ settings in Outlook. In the following table, five scenarios are presented:

ActionResult
You send a message to someone. You recall the original message and replace it with a new one.

On the recipient’s computer, under Tracking, the Automatically process requests and responses to meeting requests and polls check box is selected.

Note: To view this setting, File > Options > Mail. Scroll to the Tracking section.

Both the original message and the recall message are received in the recipient’s Inbox.

Assuming the original message hasn’t been read, the original message is deleted and the recipient is informed that you, the sender, deleted the message from his or her mailbox.

Note: If the original message is marked as read (viewing in the Reading Pane isn’t reading in this scenario) when the recall message is processed, the recipient is informed that you, the sender, want to delete the message. However, the message remains in the recipient’s Outlook folder.

You send a message to someone. You recall the original message and replace it with a new one.

On the recipient’s computer, under Tracking, the Automatically process requests and responses to meeting requests and polls check box isn’t selected.

Note: To view this setting, File > Options > Mail. Scroll to the Tracking section.

Both the original message and the recall message are received in the recipient’s Inbox.

On the recipient’s computer, one of the following results occurs:

  • If the recipient opens the recall message first, the original message is deleted, and the recipient is informed that you, the sender, have deleted the message from their mailbox.
  • If the recipient opens the original message first, the recall fails, and both the original and recall messages are available.

Note: If the original message is marked as read (viewing in the Reading Pane isn’t reading in this scenario) when the recall message is processed, the recipient is informed that you, the sender, want to delete the message. However, the message remains in the recipient’s Outlook folder.

You send a message to someone. You recall the original message and replace it with a new one.

On the recipient’s computer, either by rule or by action of the recipient, the original message is moved out of the Inbox to another folder and the recall message remains in the Inbox (or it is moved to another folder also).

If the recall message and the original message exist in separate folders, the recipient receives a message that states a recall attempt failed. This occurs regardless of the Outlook configurations and the read status of the message.

The original message and the new message are both available to the recipient.

You send a message to someone. You recall the original message and replace it with a new one.

On the recipient’s computer, either by rule or by action of the recipient, both messages are moved to the same folder. This results in behavior similar to what occurs when Outlook isn’t configured to automatically process messages.

On the recipient’s computer, one of the following results occurs:

  • If the recipient opens the recall message first, the original message is deleted, and the recipient is informed that you, the sender, deleted the message from his or her mailbox.
  • If the recipient opens the original message first, the recall fails, and both the old and new messages are available.
You send a message to a public folder. You recall the original message and replace it with a new one.One of the following results occurs:

  • If the recipient who reads the recall message has read access to all the items in the public folder but didn’t read the original message, the recall succeeds, and only the new message remains. You, the sender, receive a message that states the recall succeeded.
  • If the recipient has already marked the original message as read, he or she is informed that the recall failed, and only the recall message is deleted.

If a user who has any other public folder rights opens the recall message, the recall fails, and the user receives a message that states the recall failed. Both the old and new messages remain in the public folder.

  • If the recipient reads the original message and then marks it as unread, it is considered never read and recall is successful.
  • In the public folder, it is the reader’s rights, not the sender’s, that determine the success or failure of the recall.

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Can’t Send or Receive E-Mails on Your iPhone or iPad? Try This.

If you can’t send or receive emails in the Mail app on your iOS device, learn what to do.

Before you begin

iOS backups made in iCloud and iTunes back up your mail settings, but not your emails. If you delete or change your email account settings, previously downloaded emails might be removed from your iOS device.

When you’re ready, try the steps below. After each step, see if you still need help.

Make sure that your device can connect to the Internet

To see if your device has a cellular-data or Wi-Fi Internet connection, go to Safari and open a webpage, like www.apple.com.

Check the Outbox for unsent emails

If you see a message that says your email wasn’t sent, then that email goes to your Outbox. Check your Outbox and try to send the email again:

  1. In Mail, tap Mailboxes in the upper-left corner.
  2. Tap Outbox. If you don’t see an Outbox, then your email was sent.
    mailboxes
  3. Tap an email in the Outbox. Make sure that the recipient’s email address is correct.
  4. Tap Send.

Check your email address and password

If Mail asks you to enter a password for your email account, make sure that your password is correct. To check your email address and password, sign in to your email provider’s website.

If you still get a username or password error, contact your email provider or system administrator.

Check your settings

When you set up your email account on your device, iOS automatically uses the correct account settings for many email providers.

To make sure that your account settings are correct, compare the settings in the Mail app to the settings for your email account:

  1. Go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts and tap your email account.
  2. Tap your email address next to Account to see the account information, such as the incoming and outgoing mail servers.
  3. Check the recommended settings for your email account in the Mail Settings Lookup tool and make sure that they’re the same as what you see on your screen. If you don’t see the settings for your email account, contact your email provider or system administrator.

If you have a POP3 email account, then you can only check email on one device at a time. Close other email programs and sign out of webmail sites that you have open. To check if your email is a POP3 account, go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts, tap your account, tap Account, then look for the label POP Account Information. You can also check the recommended email settings for your POP3 email account in the Mail Settings Lookup tool.

If your email provider requires your account to use port 25, then you can only send email when you’re connected to your email provider’s network. Check with your email provider for settings and availability.

If you still need help

Contact your email provider. You can also remove your email account, then set it up again.

Contact your email provider or system administrator

  1. Contact your email provider or check their status webpage to see if there’s a service outage.
  2. Ask your email provider or system administrator if you turned on any security features or restrictions, like two-step verification, for your email account. You might need a special password or may need to request authorisation from your email provider to send and receive email on your device.
  3. Check your email account settings with your email provider or system administrator to make sure that they’re correct.

Remove your email account and set it up again

  1. On your computer, sign in to your email provider’s website. Make sure that all of your email is there or make sure that your email is saved somewhere other than your iOS device.
  2. On your iOS device, go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts.
  3. Tap the email account that you want to remove.
  4. Tap Delete Account.
  5. Add your account again.

For more on this, please click here.

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What is the Microsoft Exchange & How Does it Work?

A Microsoft Exchange account is a work or school email account. The organisation that gave you the Exchange email account has an IT department that is running a program named Microsoft Exchange Server. This server provides your email service.

How do Exchange Accounts Work?

When you use an Exchange account, your email messages are delivered to and saved in your mailbox on the business’s Exchange server. Your contacts and calendar are saved there, too.

When your business or school sets up their Exchange Server, they choose what method your Exchange account uses to access email on the server. This will determine how your email works. Here are the possibilities:

  • Exchange ActiveSync; MAPI/HTTP are methods for accessing your Exchange email, usually from a laptop, phone, or tablet. When you access or read your email, you aren’t actually downloading or storing email on your mobile device; instead you’re reading it from the Exchange Server. It allows you to access your email even when you’re not connected to the Internet.
  • IMAP, like Exchange ActiveSync, is a method for accessing your email wherever you are, from any device. When you read an email message using IMAP, you aren’t actually downloading or storing it on your computer; instead, you’re reading it from the Exchange Server.With IMAP, email in your Inbox, Deleted Items, Sent Items folders are synchronized between your device and the server. IMAP allows for limited calendar storage but does not support collaborating on a calendar with other users.
  • POP email is downloaded from the Exchange Server onto your computer. Once email is downloaded to your computer, it’s deleted from the server. To access the email after it’s downloaded, you have to use the same computer. If you access your email from different computer or device, it will look like some of your previously downloaded messages have been deleted.

What types of e-mail accounts does your Outlook profile have?

You can check the Account Settings dialog box in Outlook for the types of e-mail accounts in your Outlook profile.

  • On the Tools menu, click Account Settings.
  • On the E-mail tab, the Type column lists the type of account for each entry.

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