THE Gmaillike other e-mail services, has standard electronic correspondence functions, including the fields CC and BCC. However, many people still don’t know how they work, and not even what each of the acronyms means.
Today TecMundo explains the meaning of each one of them, and also their respective functions. Check out:
What is CC?
CC is an acronym for the expression “carbon copy”, which in a direct translation means “carbon copy”. The phrase refers to the ancient practice of using carbon paper to reproduce copies of what is written on sheets of paper, as the chemical compound transfers the information drawn with the ink of the pen, to the blank paper positioned behind.
Gmail has the option to send Copy and Blind Copy emailsSource: Reproduction / TecMundo
With the popularization of e-mail in Brazil, the term in Portuguese also started to be adopted with the same acronym, but with the meaning “With Copy”. In practice, the function replicates the content of an email that was sent to all recipients noted in this field. In a similar way to the old practice used with carbon paper.
You can also reply to an email and add a new person in the CC field. With this, in addition to being able to view the response, this recipient can also follow the entire message history, if this electronic correspondence has it.
What is CCO?
Unlike CC, in English, the acronym is called BCC, which stands for “Blind Carbon Copy”. Translated into Portuguese, it means “Hidden Carbon Copy”. However, in the e-mail services in our language, the acronym has changed to CCO, whose definition is “With Blind Copy”.
In practice, the big difference between CC and BCC is that in the hidden version, recipients cannot see which other addresses are being copied. The function is mainly used in companies that send bulk messages, hiding the information from all their recipients.
However, it is important to remember that only recipient addresses are hidden in the function. Both the message content, attachments and other e-mail elements are visible to all those addresses listed within the BCC field.
Now that you know the meaning of the acronyms and their respective functions, you can start using the fields correctly in Gmail, and according to each electronic correspondence sent.