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BCC Property

Exchange Server 2003

BCC Property

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The blind carbon copy (Bcc) recipients for this message.

Applies To

Type Library

Microsoft CDO for Exchange 2000 Library

DLL Implemented In



        [Visual Basic]Property BCC As String
        [C++]HRESULT get_BCC(BSTRpVal);


Returns the value of the BCC property as a reference to a BSTR.
Sets the value of the BCC property to the value of the BSTR.


This property is also available as the urn:schemas:mailheader:bcc and urn:schemas:httpmail:bcc fields.

The string in the BCC property can represent a single recipient or multiple recipients. Each address in the list must be a full messaging address, for example,

"User" <>;

where User is the friendly name and <> is the actual e-mail address.

Commas separate multiple recipients in the list:

"User1" <>, "User2" <>, "User3" <>

Commas are not used as separators when enclosed in double quotation marks, such as:

"Dan K. Bacon, Jr." <>

The friendly name must include the quotation marks in the property; thus, when setting this property, you will need to use double quotation marks or other appropriate techniques to include them.

The following are examples of setting this property:

iMsg.To = " ""Dan K. Bacon, Jr."" <>, ""Brenda Diaz"" <>"

in Microsoft Visual Basic, or

pMsg-&gt;put_To(_bstr_t("\"Dan K. Bacon, Jr.\" <>, \"Brenda Diaz\" <>"));

in C++.

In keeping with the privacy intended by blind copies, BCC is regarded as an envelope property rather than a message property. Accordingly, the corresponding header field and its contents are removed when the message is delivered, and you should always expect the BCC property to be empty on a received message.

The default value of BCC is an empty string.

For information about how the bcc field is used in schemas, see urn:schemas:mailheader:bcc Field (bcc Field) and urn:schemas:httpmail:bcc Field (bcc Field).