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How to hide email addresses in distribution list in Outlook?

While sending the emails to multiple recipients who does not know each other, you may want to hide the email addresses for safety. In this article, I introduce the method on hiding the email addresses in distribution list in Outlook.

Hide email addresses in distribution list

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Hide email addresses in distribution list

In Outlook, if you do not want to display the email addresses of the recipients, you can use Bcc.

1. In the Message box, click Options tab, and click the Bcc button to display the Bcc field on the message header.
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2. Click at Bcc button to enable Select Names:Contacts dialog, then select the distribution list or contacts you want to send email to, click Bcc button to add them into Bcc line.

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3. Click OK to go back to message window, send as usual after editing the email.

Now the recipientsโ€™ email addresses will be hidden.


Auto Bcc to someone while sending emails by Kutools for Outlook

If you want to automatically Bcc to someone whoever you send in Outlook, you can apply Kutools for Outlookโ€™s Auto CC/Bcc utility.

Kutools for Outlook , Includes  powerful features and tools for Microsoft Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 and Office 365.

Free install Kutools for Outlook, and then do as below steps:

1. Click Kutools > CC/BCC > Rule Manager.
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2. Click New in Auto CC/BCC Manager dialog to create a new rule.
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3. In the Auto CC/BCC dialog, give the new rule a name in Rule Name textbox, click Recipients to open Select Names:Contacts dialog, select the contact you want to auto Bcc, click Bcc to add it to Bcc line.
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4. click OK to go back to Auto CC/BCC dialog, check All outing e-mail option. Click OK > OK to close dialogs.
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5. Click Kutools > CC/BCC > Enable Auto CC/BCC to take the auto BCC effect.
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Tip: If you want to auto Bcc in some special cases, you can use the Custom option to edit the criteria as you need.
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