Have you ever needed to send the same exact email to several recipients without them knowing that other people are receiving the same email?
Sending the same exact message to multiple recipients can come across as a bit SPAMMY, but there are occasions when it’s both necessary and legitimate to do it.
As luck would have it, there is a very simple way to send the exact same email to several people while making it appear to each recipient that it was sent only to them.
Here’s how to do it:
1 – Open a new blank email and fill out the subject line and message body.
2 – Place your own email address in the To: field.
3 – Place all of your recipients’ email addresses in the BCC: field. Be sure to separate the email addresses with semi-colons.
4 – Double-check that you have included an email address for each recipient that needs to receive the email.
5 – Click the Send button.
That’s all there is to it! When the recipients open your email they’ll see your email address in both the “From:” field and the “To:” field.
None of the other recipients’ email addresses will be visible, which means unless one of the other recipients tells them they’ll have no clue that other people received the same email.
By the way, you can use this tip with virtually any email provider including Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Outlook.com web mail and others.
Important: You’ll want to use this technique carefully because the major email providers flag emails with lots of recipients as likely being SPAM.
For that reason you should use it sparingly, and with just a small number of recipients listed in the BCC field.
based upon my own personal experience over the years, emails with 10 recipients or less will usually land in the recipients’ Inboxes as long as there are no other spammy attributes to the email. Any more than 10 and it gets iffy.
You also want to use it sparingly because sending multiple emails with multiple recipients in a short period of time is also a major spam indicator.
Bonus tip: This post explains why you should cancel all of your unused email accounts.