As you are writing an email to your mother, you
realize that your father may also enjoy this email.
No problem, you simply 'cc' the email to your father, which means he will
also receive a copy of your email. But, do you know what cc means in email?|
Cc in email means Carbon Copy which comes from the days
before computers and when typewriters where the main machine
in the office work landscape. You fed the typewriter multiple
sheets of paper with a carbon sheet in between the papers - that way
you typed it once and got many carbon copies. Thus the name
carbon copy and now cc.
Have you noticed often times when you get an email from someone
who likes to forward every 'funny or interesting' message to
everyone in their address book, that you can see a list
of all that received it? That is because the sender put all
of those addresses in the Cc field.
Use Cc only if you want all recipients of your email to see who else you
sent it to. Otherwise, use Bcc: which means Blind Carbon
Copy. By putting all the recipients in Bcc, they will not
see who else got the email, you won't send private email addresses to
anyone, and the email looks a lot cleaner.
So now you know the answer to "what does cc mean in email" and
so much more.