How to add the BCC field when composing emails on BlackBerry 10

By Alicia Erlich on 26 Mar 2013 03:21 pm EDT

One of the simpler features we tend to overlook when sending an email is the BCC field. Personally, this is an option I’ve only used at work but it’s an important one nonetheless. If you send a lot of emails you may find yourself need it from time to time.

While it does not automatically appear as a default option in the compose screen, it is easy to access.

While composing a message, simply press and hold the spacebar to minimize the keyboard to reveal the options at the bottom.

  • Tap the overflow icon (three dots) in the lower right hand corner of the action bar
  • Select the Add Bcc: from the list.

The field will now be included at the top of your message to type in an email address or contact name.

This action can be performed at any time from the compose screen. By adding this feature to messages with multiple recipients, you also help to prevent those accidental "Reply All" issues.

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Reader comments

How to add the BCC field when composing emails on BlackBerry 10


I think a helpful feature would be the ability to change the sender address, above all when having multiple inboxes and a message is needed to be replied with another email address.

You can change the sending address by pulling the keyboard down which then makes the option to change visible.

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I use to be able to have this BCC done automatically with the old BB - too bad this can no longer be done

Bcc is blind carbon copy. It keeps the recipients from seeing who all you sent the email to. With BBC it appears to the recipient as if they were the only one who you sent the message to

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I think that requires some clarification: any email address you add to the BCC field will receive the email but the To and CC recipients will not know that you have also sent the email to the address in the BCC

I love my new Z10 but must admit, for those who were used to having the ability on older BlackBerrys to permanently add a BCC address, not having this feature is a major pain-in-the-ass. Hopefully comments will be reviewed by BlackBerry and the BCC feature can once again be set for "automatic".

Would have loved it if this could be done automatically like the previous BB's. This needs to be rectified in future updates...

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How do you alter the two suggested email addresses. The phone it trying to be helpful but I know the two I would like to come up. How can I change them

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The most important part of this post for me was the space bar part. I kept swiping down on the keyboard like on the PlayBook.

This keyboard is so fun to type on!!

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I also used the automatic Bcc to myself so I had a record of emails on my work account. This feature needs to be added BB10.


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Why can't BB reinstate the "auto BCC" function. Why take all the good bits of BB and throw them away. It is a great productivity tool to have auto-BCC and not worry every single time about having to remember to forward it to yourself. It was there in previous BBs so it must be possible to have in BB10