If you use your iPhone to send emails in addition to your laptop or desktop and you do not use an IMAP protocol, then you already know that you can’t access the sent message from a different device. iPhone has a feature that you can automatically BCC yourself on every message that you send from your phone.
One of the benefits of using the BCC feature as opposed to the CC is that it won’t allow other people to see the addresses of the other people to which the message was sent.
CC: Carbon Copy; (sometimes abbreviated as “fcc” for “first carbon copy”) is a duplicate copy of your message to one or more secondary addresses other than the main addressee. Everyone you send the message to knows who else received it. That’s because the CC function displays everybody’s e-mail address in the header of the message.
BCC: Blind Carbon Copy; contains addresses of recipients of the message whose addresses are not to be revealed to other recipients of the message.
So, here is how to setup iPhone automatically BCC yourself on sent emails:
- On your home screen tap settings;
- Scroll to Mail, Contacts, Calendars option and select it;
- Scroll down find always Bcc Myself;
- And move the slider to the right to the On position as showing below.
All the sent email from now on will automatically go to your inbox.
Note: If you have more than one email accounts set up on your iPhone then the Blind copy will go to your default email address.
This article applies to iPad and iPod touch too.
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