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There can be several reasons for people to send emails to multiple receivers without letting them know who else is being reached out to. Salespeople, marketers, business organizations, and recruiters send emails to multiple recipients for outreach purposes.
The main reason for sending bulk or mass emails (without revealing other recipients) is to save time and effort and provide a sense of individual connection. Sending an email to multiple recipients where everyone can see the list of recipients looks spammy and unprofessional.
Today, let's discuss how you can send emails to multiple recipients without revealing the list of contacts with Gmail and Microsoft Outlook in the step-by-step guides.
If you already know how to do it, read why "Email Marketing Tools are Better Than ESPs."
First, let's take a look at what 'Cc' and 'Bcc' mean.
"Cc" stands for carbon copy. It is used to send copies of business emails or professional emails to several recipients where recipients can see who else has received it.
"Bcc" stands for blind carbon copy. It is fundamentally the same as "Cc," but here, the recipients of the email copy can't see who else has received it.
Both of these features are available in ESPs – Gmail, Microsoft Outlook, and Yahoo.
Sending Bcc emails (undisclosed recipients) in Gmail is relatively easier than in Outlook. It takes just three steps to send "Bcc" marked emails.
That's it, done. Your recipients will not be able to check who else has received the email.
Let's check out how you can do this in Microsoft Outlook.
The "Bcc" field is suitable for email communication only when you are sending infrequent messages or communicating with a small number of people or your internal team. However, it's best to use a mass email service if you are reaching out to your prospects or customers.
1. Whether you are using Gmail or Outlook, ISPs (Internet Service Providers) often consider these emails as spam. So there's a high chance of your emails reaching the recipients' spam folders instead of the primary inbox.
2. Email service providers (ESPs) usually restrict the number of email addresses to prevent suspicious activities (spamming, phishing, etc.) from the sender.
3. There's no place for personalization in Bcc'd emails. You can only send a generic email to every recipient. This increases the risk of poor customer engagement and lower click-through rates and conversions.
Using Gmail, Outlook, or any other ESPs for internal communication is fine (as long as you have a small team), but we'd recommend using an email marketing tool for your business outreach (promotion, marketing, and sales).
Here are some of the best email marketing tools you can choose from:
1. Gmail or Outlook don't offer email tracking so that you will be left with no information about your email marketing campaigns. On the other hand, email marketing tools deliver timely reports and predictive insights. These tools will inform you about your email campaign's delivered, sent, and read status.
2. Email marketing tools will ensure your emails reach your prospects' inboxes instead of the spam folder.
3. These tools will offer relevant statistics such as customers' interests, best practices, delivery times, etc.
5. You don't need to "Bcc" your recipients; your email list remains hidden from the recipients by default.
Besides these, you can segment your contact list, send push notifications and newsletters, and make the emails mobile-friendly.
Sending Bcc'd emails to employees or colleagues is fine, but if you are running a business, it's best to use a dedicated email marketing solution to send marketing emails to your prospects.
This way, you can personalize your messages, create email strategies and better control your campaigns. So, choose the smart way to send personalized emails and rock your email outreach efforts.
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A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!
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Active leads are the contacts you upload in Smartlead, similar to contacts in HubSpot; if you upload 1000 leads to a campaign, they are considered 1000 active leads. If you upload similar leads to a new campaign, they are not considered a “new active lead” as they already exist in our system.
We don’t offer mailboxes yet. You need to get your own dedicated list of mailboxes using popular providers like Gmail, Outlook, Zoho, and others that exist in the market. Once you get them, follow our detailed guides to connect them quickly.
Absolutely, one of our most popular guides can be found right here. It's been used by a large percentage of users to go from zero to cold emailing experts. Covering all topics from email infrastructure to copywriting and lead sourcing.
No, Smartlead has over 200,000 highly reputed mailboxes connected. The advantage you get along with naturalized AI conversations is access to aged domains you will never find in any warmup tool.
It is used popularly by agencies to automate their entire lead generation process as well as to connect Smartlead to external tools to push and pull data from. You can also connect to 1000s of apps using Zapier.
Anyone that can close deals from demos will succeed with Smartlead. It works for Sales companies, Marketing agencies, SaaS businesses, Recruitment, and offline companies (like construction).
We do not provide you with leads. You will need to use other data providers. These leads can be automatically added to Smartlead using our API or bulk uploaded via our CSV upload system.
We're building native integrations with Hubspot, Salesforce, Close, Pipedrive, and many more. The best part, due to our open API and Webhook infrastructure, you can connect to any CRM in the world without an issue.
You can add an unlimited number of team members, as well as assign them roles and authority access.
Yes, it's common for many people to move to Custom plans after a few weeks. You can view all the options for up to 10M leads on the subscription page once you sign up for free.