What is CC, BCC and Email Forwarding?

Email is a powerful tool in the modern workplace. It has many advantages that make it an indispensable part of our day-to-day lives. First and foremost, email allows us to work from anywhere with an internet connection. This means we can be more flexible with where we live or travel to while still maintaining all the benefits of having a full time job. We also have much greater control over how we communicate through email than through phone calls or face-to-face meetings. In addition, email is asynchronous which means there are no set deadlines for responding back to messages – this gives us freedom in when and how long we respond back as well as letting others know when they should expect a response back from you!

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CC stands for carbon copy. This means that the email is being sent to a third party, but they do need to know about it. The origin of cc stands for “carbon copy” as it was first used to share documents with multiple recipients by placing a thin roll or strip of tissue-like material called carbons between two sheets each containing one side’s writing so that when pressure was applied they would transfer their impressions onto both pages simultaneously


BCC stands for blind carbon copy, which means that the person receiving the email does not know who else has been copied on the message. Therefore, blind carbon copying is a useful way to share an email with one or more users who don’t need to follow the email thread.

These two acronyms are often used in office settings and emails can be used as a way of keeping others out of an important conversation or correspondence without offending them.


Email forwarding is when a message forwarded by email from one address to another. It’s much like copying and pasting the message into an email, but without having to retype it out again. If you’re at work, for example, and get some important news via text or phone call while on your break—you can forward that information onto yourself with CC/BCC.

People often use this function as well if they need more than one person in their office to be aware of something happening outside the company: “Hey everyone! I just got promoted” rather than sending individual emails to each person in the chain; so say congratulations with cc bcc instead of individually saying congrats.

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