2 Methods to Prevent Sending Attachments to CC & BCC Recipients in Outlook

Many users hope to avoid sending attachments to CC and BCC recipients. However, Outlook doesn’t have this option. Thus, in this article, we will introduce 2 methods to realize it.

As we all know, when sending emails with attachments, all recipients, no matter “To”, “CC” or “BCC”, will surely get the attachments. Nevertheless, many users would like to have an option to send attachments only to the “To” recipients, with the “CC” and “BCC” recipients just receiving the email without the attachments. In this case, here we will suggest 2 ways.

2 Methods to Prevent Sending Attachments to CC & BCC Recipients in Outlook

Method 1: Resend Message & Remove Attachments Manually

  1. At the very outset, compose an email and add the attachments as usual. But you should only fill in “To” recipients.
  2. After composing the email, click “Send” button to send it out as usual.
  3. After the email being sent out successfully, you can double click on it to open it in Message window.
  4. Then click on the “Actions” button and select “Resend This Message” from its drop down list.Resend This Message
  5. Next a new message will display, which is totally same as the previous one.
  6. Subsequently, you can remove the attachments and clear the “To” recipients.
  7. Later add the CC and BCC recipients as per your needs.
  8. Eventually, you can click “Send” button.

Method 2: Not Send Attachments to CC & BCC Recipients via VBA

  1. In the main Outlook window, press “Alt + F11” key shortcuts.
  2. Then you will enter Outlook VBA editor.
  3. Next you should find and open the “ThisOutlookSession” project.
  4. Subsequently, you ought to copy and paste the VBA code below to this project window.
Private Sub Application_ItemSend(ByVal Item As Object, Cancel As Boolean)
    Dim objMail As Outlook.MailItem
    Dim strCC, strBCC As String
    Dim objNewMail As Outlook.MailItem
    If TypeOf Item Is MailItem Then
       Set objMail = Item
       strCC = objMail.CC
       strBCC = objMail.BCC

       'Create a new email for CC & BCC recipients
       Set objNewMail = Outlook.Application.CreateItem(olMailItem)
       With objNewMail
            .CC = strCC
            .BCC = strBCC
            .HTMLBody = objMail.HTMLBody
            .Subject = objMail.Subject
       End With
       'Remove the CC & BCC recipients from the main source email
       objMail.CC = ""
       objMail.BCC = ""
    End If
End Sub

VBA Code - Prevent Sending Attachments to CC & BCC Recipients

  1. After that, you should sign this code.
  2. Later change your Outlook macro settings to allow the signed macros.
  3. Ultimately, you can have a try.
  • Firstly, compose an email and add attachments as usual.
  • Then add “To”, “CC” and “BCC” recipients at will.
  • Next hit “Send” button.
  • Now you can check your Outbox folder, in which you will see 2 emails.
  • After them sent out, open them, and you will find that the original email with attachments was only sent to the “To” recipients. And another email has no attachments and was sent to “CC” and “BCC” recipients.

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