Outlook 2013: How to automatically send outgoing messages to Bcc recipient


I would like to have any outgoing message sent using a specific email account to be automatically forwarded to a Bcc email address. With Microsoft Outlook 2013 I can create a rule that does so but only to a cc email address.

Can someone explain how I can solve my problem?

Many thanks in advance.

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Dmitriy Ilyinsenior system administratorCommented:
AFAIK tou are not able to do it with client. But if u have Exchange 2007>, then u can do it with hub transport rules.
pg111Author Commented:
Hi dlSmlSS, Thanks for your input. However I’m afraid adopting Exchange 2007 would not be a practical solution to me. I’m sure that can be achieved using an Outlook VBA macro but I’m not knowledgeable in VBA for Outlook.

Hope someone can help here.


Jian An LimSolutions ArchitectCommented:
what is your backend (using exchange?) and what is the purpose of BCC?

I usually use journaling or transport rules to take care of these.

The purpose of BCC is very specific that something need to be monitored. Journaling close the gap easily.
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pg111Author Commented:
Hi limjianan,

I’m just using Outlook 2013 as standalone email client software. No back-end involved.

My concern was to keep a backup of all my outgoing emails sent using my business email account on an external webmail server. So I decided to create an Outlook rule to automatically send any outgoing messages in that email account to my external email address on that external server. So far so good but the drawback is that it adds an extra visible email address to the list of recipients so when intended recipients reply to my message using Reply to all feature I may get a lot of unwanted emails.

This is why I tried to create a rule that automatically forward such outgoing emails to a Bcc email address.

But apparently Outlook 2013 does not allow to do so.

I’m wondering whether a VBA macro could do the job but whi
le I know how to write VBA macros for Excel or Word I’m not knowledgeable about VBA for Outlook.
Jian An LimSolutions ArchitectCommented:
it make sense.

There is an article about VBA outlook.

you can follow this and see how it goes?
(also make sure you enable VBA on http://www.slipstick.com/developer/how-to-use-outlooks-vba-editor/)

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pg111Author Commented:
Thanks a lot for this valuable info. I decided to give AbleBits Auto BCC/CC a try and it seems to meet with my requirements.
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