How to Send an Email to Undisclosed Recipients in Windows Live Mail

by Tamara RunzelUpdated February 10, 2017
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Sometimes a group email is the easiest way to get information out, whether it has to do with your business or your personal life. You may plan to send a mass email, but you don’t want each recipient to see the other addresses in the email. In that case, you want to hide the addresses or send the email to “Undisclosed Recipients.” You can do this in Windows Live Mail by creating an entry in your address book.

Create Address Book Entry

Log on to your Windows Live Mail account.

Select “Tools” and then “Windows Contacts” from the menu.

Select “New Contact.”

Type “Undisclosed” in the “First” field and “Recipients” in the “Last” field. You can also enter something that will be more familiar to recipients so they don’t think your email is spam. A possible option includes your own first and last name. This is the name recipients will see.

Enter your email address in the “E-mail” field and click “OK.”

Hide Recipients

Sign in to your Windows Live account and start a new message.

Click on “To:” and select the “Undisclosed Recipients” entry you created in Section 1. Click “To” again.

Click “Bcc:,” which stands for “Blind Carbon Copy.” Select “View” and then “All Headers” from the menu if you do not see the “Bcc:” option.

Click “OK” and select any recipients you want to receive the email. If you are entering each email address manually, separate each recipient's address with a semicolon.

Compose and send your message. Any addresses under the “Bcc:” field will be hidden from other recipients.


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About the Author

Tamara Runzel has been writing parenting, family and relationship articles since 2008. Runzel started in television news, followed by education before deciding to be a stay at home mom. She is now a mom of three and home schools her two oldest children. Runzel holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication from University of the Pacific.

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