How to Hide Email Recipients From Each Other in Lotus Notes

by Tricia Goss Images

If you want to send an email message to multiple recipients but don't want them to see one another's contact information, you can use the "Bcc" field. An abbreviation for "Blind Carbon Copy," using the Bcc field on an email allows you to send the exact message to multiple people without displaying email addresses. In Lotus Notes, you only need to know where to find the Bcc field to hide the recipients of your email.

Step 1

Start Lotus Notes, click "New" above the message list and select "Message" in the drop-down list.

Step 2

Type the email addresses to which you want to send the message into the "Bcc" field. Select people or groups from your contact list or directory by clicking the "Bcc" label and choosing the addresses you want to use.

Type a subject into the "Subject" field and create your message. Add attachments if desired, and then click "Send." Each recipient will only see his or her email address in the "Bcc" line when they receive the message.


  • Information in this article applies to Lotus Notes 8.5. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.


  • If your email service provider requires an address in the "To" field, simply enter your own.


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About the Author

Tricia Goss' credits include Fitness Plus, Good News Tucson and Layover Magazine. She is certified in Microsoft application and served as the newsletter editor for She has also contributed to The Dollar Stretcher, Life Tips and Childcare Magazine.

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