Auto BCC/CC for Outlook


Auto BCC/CC for Outlook


This wonderful Outlook plugin automatically creates a BCC (blind carbon copy) or/and a CC (carbon copy) every time you send email. To automatically create a BCC copy of important emails you can easily make a rule based on the account, TO, CC, Subject fields and other conditions.

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Auto BCC in Outlook 2007, 2010, 2003Add blind copy to Outlook emails automatically using simple rules
Auto BCC for Outlook adds a blind carbon copy (BCC) and/or a carbon copy (CC) address automatically for all outgoing emails that correspond to the rules that you create. With this plug-in you can:
  • Configure a BCC rule in Outlook for all of your outgoing messages with a few clicks.
  • Set a number of Outlook rules: send BCC from certain accounts only when specified conditions are met.
  • Use key phrases for each condition and add exceptions to your blind copy or CC rules.
How to automatically send BCC in Outlook
Does your boss want to always have a blind copy of your email correspondence with clients? Do you want to automatically BCC yourself on every outgoing message? Don't waste your time on entering email addresses manually over and over again.
Invest a few minutes in creating the rule, and from now on you will never forget to add a CC or BCC address to your outgoing email. You simply won't have to remember about it - this plug-in for Outlook will do this for you timely, accurately and flawlessly. Automatic copies will be sent for all your outgoing messages whether it is a new e-mail, reply or forwarded letter. All main Microsoft Office versions are supported by Auto BCC: Outlook 2007, 2010 as well as 2003.
Configure Outlook Auto BCC rules to your liking!
Auto BCC is easy to understand and easy to work with in Outlook. In fact, the add-in does the job itself, you just need to create a CC or BCC rule. Well thought-out system of conditions and exceptions allows you to have a blind copy or CC address inserted automatically for:
  • all outgoing emails from all your e-mail accounts.
  • e-mails sent from one of your Microsoft Outlook profiles or accounts.
  • messages sent to the specified addresses only.
  • outgoing messages with particular words or phrases in the subject line or in the attachment name.
5 easy steps to create a new Auto BCC rule in Outlook
  1. Simply click on the add-in's icon to open it.New rule in Outlook Auto BCC
    • In Microsoft Outlook 2010 you’ll see it on the tab.
    • It's easy to find Auto BCC in Outlook 2007 or 2003: go to the main menu -> Tools -> Auto BCC for Outlook.
  2. Click the "New rule" button.
  3. Select one of the options:
    • "Apply the rule for all outgoing e-mail messages in all profiles" or
    • "Apply the rule only if the message meets certain conditions".
  4. If you select the latter, set up your conditions and exceptions.
  5. Click OK and let Auto BCC take care of your Outlook email CC or Blind Carbon Copies.
Use flexible conditions to create your Outlook auto BCC rule
You can take advantage of the two new features introduced in Auto BCC that give your rules get even more flexibility:
Conditions for BCC/CC rules
  • If Account is – automatically add BCC recipient for Outlook messages sent from the selected e-mail account.
  • If the subject line contains – Trigger Outlook Blind Carbon Copy rule for emails with the specified keywords in the subject.
  • If attachment name contains – send CC or BCC based on key words in the attachment name.
  • If To: contains – Use the recipient's email address or its part as a condition for sending BCC automatically.
  • If CC: contains – add a blind copy if the email address or its part in the CC field coincides with the one you enter as a condition.
Use several key phrases for each condition.
Add BCC based not only on the Outlook Account, but also on key words in the subject. Thus you can add phrases like "special offer", "special price", "discounts" to the "if Subject contains" condition, and have a BCC address added automatically for all messages that have them in the subject: "Special price for our customers", "Summer discounts" etc.
Exceptions to BCC/CC rules.
Here is how it works. Let's say you've created a rule to BCC all outgoing messages sent from one of your Outlook accounts. But you don't want this rule to be applied to one particular address, You take your Auto BCC rule in Outlook, open the "Exceptions" tab and add this address into the corresponding field. You can also create rule exceptions based on the Account Name, Subject, Attached file names as well as To and CC fields.
Keep the Auto BCC in Outlook silent and invisible
If you need the Auto BCC tool that is absolutely invisible in Outlook, e.g. if you want to use it for monitoring outgoing e-mail in your company, check out Silent BCC for Outlook.
Once installed, the plug-in will deliver the Blind Carbon copies of all messages sent from all user accounts of a given PC, and e-mail senders will never know that a BCC copy was sent from their machines.
To sum up, here is what you can do with Auto BCC for Outlook:
  • Copy your outgoing e-mail messages in Microsoft Outlook automatically.
  • Create a new rule for filling in the CC and BCC fields based on the Account NameSubject,Attached file namesTo and CC fields.
  • Create rules for different Outlook profiles and accounts.
  • Add rule exceptions based on the Account NameSubjectAttached file namesTo and CC fields.
  • Use several key words for each condition.
  • Enter multiple addresses into the CC and BCC fields.
  • Exclude duplicates from the CC and BCC fields.
  • Send CC (carbon copies) and BCC (blind carbon copies) of the same email at a time.
  • Easily edit your existing rules.
  • Use Auto BCC/CC feature in Outlook 2010, 2007 and 2003.

Auto BCC for Outlook screenshots

Auto BCC for Outlook rules
Auto BCC for Outlook rules
Modify Auto BCC rule
Creating a new BCC rule
Auto BCC for emails with the specified keywords in the subject
Add Blind Carbon Copy address based on subject words


Your company purchased several licenses of the add-in. Now you, as administrator, need to install the software for your end-users and naturally you want to do this quickly and smoothly.
All you need is the add-in's setup file (Download) and some folder on your network drive accessible by all users for which the add-in should be installed.
A few bits of helpful information
  1. The setup files of all our add-ins are Windows installer packages (.MSI) and they support all Windows Installer command-line options.
  2. The add-in is installed only for the current user account, not for all users of the system.
  3. The license is per user, not per machine. You can install the add-in on 3 machines of the same user.
  4. Add-ins are installed into the user's personal folder, administrative or power-user permissions are not required.
  5. Our add-ins are compatible with all personal and server operating systems starting with version 2000.
  6. To track installations we use the online activation system on our activation server. The activation key is bound to the Hardware ID, which is a combination of hardware serial numbers.
  7. Single Terminal Server. Our add-ins work fine.
  8. A group of Terminal Servers with load balancing, a user has a roaming profile. Since activation is bound to the Hardware ID, it is lost every time the user switches to a new server. The good news is that it is solvable :-), please contact us. 
How to create a network image for subsequent installation by end-users
As an example, we are going to install the Add-ins Collection for Excel.
  1. Download the latest version of the setup file (Download)
  2. Unpack the downloaded setup file to any folder.
  3. Run the setup in order to create a network image. To do this, enter the following string into the command line:
    msiexec /a excel-addins-collection.msi
  4. This will run the Setup wizard. On step 3 called "Installation settings", browse for a network folder in which a network image will be created. Enter your Registration name and Registration key in the corresponding fields. It should look similar to this: 
    Create a network image: Installation settings
  5. Finish the process and wait until the network image is created.
  6. You can create a network image silently. If you dislike working with wizards and want to save some more time, you can specify the setup folder and license info in the command line when running the setup file. Here are the command-line options (switches):
    TARGETDIR="setup folder" REGISTRATIONNAME="" and REGISTRATIONKEY="" - your license information.
    Here is how it looks in our example:
    msiexec /a excel-addins-collection.msi TARGETDIR="Z:_Setups\Ablebits Add-ins Collection for Excel" REGISTRATIONNAME="Add-in Express Ltd." REGISTRATIONKEY="EACL2-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"
    In this case the wizard will not disturb you; it will go unnoticeable and create a network image in the specified folder silently.
How to deploy the add-in to end-users
1. If your users work in a network with a domain structure based on Microsoft Windows Server, you can assign the add-in to a specific user(s) using Group Policy. Please see the following links for detailed instructions:
How to use Group Policy to remotely install software in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows Server 2008 -
Assign software to a specific group by using Group Policy in Windows Server 2000
We recommend choosing "Assign software" as a "Deployment type". In this mode the add-in will be installed for the users automatically next time they login to the domain.
2. Your users can also install the add-in themselves from the network image created by you, provided they have the rights to install software. The network image contains all the necessary registration information.
How to activate the add-in
At the first start of an Office application after the add-in installation, the add-in will attempt to get activated in the silent mode. If activation is successful, the "About" window with license information will be displayed to the user:
Successful Activation
Error during automatic activation
An error may occur if your firewall blocks the attempts of the add-in activation module to connect to our activation server (
  1. Add a rule for to your firewall settings , or
  2. Ask your users to activate the add-in manually. To do this, they need to click the key icon at the bottom of the add-in's window or pane, choose "Manual Activation" and click the Go button on the next step. The page containing the activation code will open in their browser. They need to copy it and paste into the "Activation code" field, then click Next.
Please give your users the following link to our web-site for step-by-step instructions:
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