Although due to the notable use of instant messaging applications and social networks, many users have forgotten emails; the truth is that many others they are still managing this online communication channel. Whether on a personal or even commercial and business level.
In this sense, even though you think you know each and every one of the functions that the main email services contain, in reality there is still a lot to know. Taking into account that, in general, users ask themselves which can mean the options "CC" and "BCC" that are seen in the recipient bar when sending a new message.
Given this question that has generated a certain unknown in many people, we have made this post in order to make you known What does the text box “CC” or Carbon copy, mainly. In addition, detailing how this differs from the CCO option.
What is a carbon copy of an email and what is it for?
Whenever you are about to send a new email, either through Gmail, Outlook or any of these managers; you need to fill in several fields apart from the message you want to share. These fields usually include the one that prints "for" and secondly, the one that indicates "affair".
In this sense, when you specifically locate yourself in the recipients option (“to”), you will be able to observe two more fields that are: "CC" and "CCO". In which, by default, it is possible to include recipients of your message to send.
For its part, in this post, we will focus on the CC box that is in the first place, usually; which translates as "With copy" and in an original way, its meaning is “Carbon Copy”. Since this way, it refers to the time of the past where tracing paper or carbon paper was used when you wrote by hand or by machine and thanks to this paper, you could get a copy of the original sheet.
Now, this field With Copy fulfills a very specific function and basically, is that of show a full copy of the message, to all recipients included there. That is, when each of the people to whom you send the email open such email, in addition to the message in question, they will also be able to see to which other recipients the email has been sent.
In short, this field is ideal for sending one or more extra copies of the message to one or more additional users of the email, which you have placed in the box "for". Figuratively, you will be sharing a successful copy "With carbon paper" through an original letter that has been printed on paper.
What are the differences between a mail with CC and another with CCO?
Now, once you find both options located in the recipients box, you are surely wondering how does it differ from each other or, what are the acronyms that indicate "CCO".
In this sense, mainly, it is necessary to note that the BCC section translates as "With Concealed Copy" or "Concealed Carbon Copy" and it fulfills a function similar to the Carbon Copy. Given that, when using it, you can also send an exact copy of the message, but in this case, without the other users (from different boxes) seeing that other email addresses have been sent.
In this sense, the CCO option will allow you safeguard your contacts and with it, avoid causing certain annoyances regarding their privacy. Well, you will not be providing email addresses to strangers who may even be secret spammers.