Enabling the BCC field in Outlook's Web App (OWA)

In Outlook 2013. the ‘BCC’ field (or blind carbon copy) is disabled in Outlook by default. 

BCC can easily be enabled in Outlook's web app (OWA).

Navigate to your Outlook email either through MyTrent or www.trentu.ca/owa

Outlook web client screen shot with "New Mail" button highlighted for selection

From your Outlook email, select the ‘+ New mail’ button in the upper left corner.

In the Compose screen, select more options  (3 horizontal dots) at the top right of the window  with a single click which will produce a dropdown menu

In the dropdown menu, click ‘Show Bcc’.

Screen shot of "Compose New Email" screen with drop-down menu below More Options icon and "Show Bcc" highlighted for selection


You should then see the ‘Bcc:’ field when composing new email.

Screen shot from Outlook web client's Compose New email screen with Bcc field visible

Once BCC has been enabled in the Outlook client, you should not have to click to re-enable the BCC field again. 


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