Hiding Addresses when Using a Distribution List

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If you include a distribution list in the To or Cc box of an email message, all of the recipients -- whether members of the distribution list or not -- can see the addresses of individuals in the lists. Outlook does not retain the list name in the address field of the message but instead replaces it with the actual addresses from the list.

In some cases, the members of a distribution list may not want to have their addresses made public, even to other members of the list. In these situations, address the message using the Bcc box, rather than the To or Cc box.

To display the Bcc box in the message form, click the arrow beside Options on the toolbar and select Bcc. Then enter in the Bcc box all addresses and distribution lists that should remain hidden.

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