How to Automatically CC or BCC Yourself in Gmail?

Whenever you compose an email, you would have come across a certain set of fields called CC and BCC in the new mail window. The main use of both these options is to send a copy of the email to someone else.

CC: It means Carbon Copy. It is a way of adding a recipient to the email and making it public so that the actual recipient can know that the email copy is sent to someone else as well.

BCC: It means Blind Carbon Copy. It is almost similar to that of the CC, but the actual recipient doesn’t get to know that a copy of the email has been sent to someone else.

So in order to CC or BCC yourself in Gmail automatically, you will have to make sure to download a third-party application or extension. Gmail does not have a built-in feature for adding CC and BCC email addresses automatically. Once you have downloaded the extension and added it to your browser, you can create a new rule in Gmail and use the feature without any hassle.

The steps explained here are suitable for the Google Chrome web browser.

  • Launch the Google Chrome browser.
  • Enter BCC ME for chrome in the address bar and press the Enter button.
  • The Chrome store will open with BCC Me for the Gmail option.
  • Click the Add to Chrome button and the feature will be added to your browser.
  • Now, enter the Gmail URL in the address bar and press the Enter button.
  • In the Gmail login page, enter the login credentials to access your Gmail account.
  • You will be logged in to your Gmail account.
  • Click the Compose button on the left pane of the page.
  • The BCC Me option will be available at the top of the Gmail page.
  • Click BCC Me and select the Options menu.
  • The Options page will open.
  • Enter your email address or any other email address to which you wish to send a copy of the email and click the Save Changes button.
  • You can now compose your email and add the recipients in the To field.
  • Click the Send button. 
  • You will find a copy of the email if you had added your email address in the BCC ME extension.