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Cc instead of Bcc in notification emails

  • Yolle


    Hi! One of participants of my forum blog warned me, that he can see all the emails of other notified participants in the emails he receives, because they are in the Cc category and not in Bcc.
    Does anyone know this problem? How would I achieve that everyone (except was in the Bcc field?

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  • mheffner40


    Hi this is also an issue for a forum I am an administrator for as well. Below is a copy of the email. I have changed the emails and organization name as this is a private forum but to give you an idea of the email that is received by the users when they subscribe to a topic and replies are made. This is a big problem for us as the email addresses should not be shared with other members. We are using WordPress to push the notifications, not another service.

    Can anyone share a suggestion on how to have this fixed?


    from: Organization <>

    date: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 12:32 PM
    subject: [Organization Website] Week 1 Assignment ; FOrum




    I still have this problem… Does anyone know anything? How is it possible, that the emails are written as bcc but can still be seen by others?



    Agreed, this is still an issue for me as well. Appreciate any thoughts anyone can share!

    John James Jacoby


    To be clear, emails are *not* being sent via the “cc” header; they are definitely being sent via the correct “Bcc” header.

    I’m looking into this now, and have not duplicated the issue. So far 2 others have chimed in with a similar experience as yours, so something is up somewhere (maybe server configuration, PHPMailer config, etc…)

    We’ll check it out and see what we can do.



    I’m seeing this problem as well with bcc header. Users can see all the other users email addresses that are subscribed to a thread even though it says it is a bcc.
    I use as a host. Siteground support says it is a WordPress or plugin issue.

    Here is my setup

    PHP 5.3.29
    MYSQL 5.5.31
    WordPress 4.1
    BuddyPress 2.1.1
    rtMedia 3.7.24
    OS Linux
    Imagick Not Installed
    GD bundled (2.1.0 compatible)
    [php.ini] post_max_size 20M
    [php.ini] upload_max_filesize 20M
    [php.ini] memory_limit 256M
    Installed Plugins AutoChimp by Wanderer LLC Dev Team version 2.15,
    bbp buddypress profile information by Robin Wilson version 1.0,
    bbPress Enable TinyMCE Visual Tab by Jared Atchison version 1.0.1,
    bbPress Stay Checked by Ephrain Marchan version 1.0,
    bbPress by The bbPress Community version 2.5.4,
    BP Profile Search by Andrea Tarantini version 4.0.3,
    BP Redirect to Profile for Buddypress by Brajesh Singh version 1.2,
    BuddyBoss Wall by BuddyBoss version 1.1.1,
    Buddypress Bump Activity Streams To Top by David Gladwin version 1.0.0,
    BuddyPress Group Email Subscription by Deryk Wenaus, boonebgorges, r-a-y version 3.5,
    rtMedia for WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress by rtCamp version 3.7.24,
    Buddypress Xprofile Custom Fields Type by donmik version 2.0.5,
    BuddyPress by The BuddyPress Community version 2.1.1,
    GD bbPress Tools by Milan Petrovic version 1.6,
    Imsanity by Jason Hinkle version 2.3.1,
    Limit Login Attempts by Johan Eenfeldt version 1.7.1,
    myCRED by Gabriel S Merovingi version 1.5.4,
    rtMedia Pro by rtCamp version 2.5.13,
    TinyMCE Advanced by Andrew Ozz version 4.1.7,
    WangGuard Registration Notice Add-on by WangGuard version 1.0.0,
    WangGuard by WangGuard version 1.6.2,
    WordPress SEO by Team Yoast version 1.7.1,
    WP Editor by Benjamin Rojas version,
    wp-Monalisa by Hans Matzen version 3.4,
    wpMandrill by Mandrill version 1.33
    Theme Name BuddyBoss Child Theme
    Theme Version 4.0.0
    Author URL



    It looks like my issue with the BCCs is being caused by the wpMandrill plugin I use to send emails through the Mandrill service

    The Mandrill API previously couldn’t deal with BCC emails, it has been updated but it’s WP plugin hasn’t.
    I tried this code offered by a user but it ended up sending two emails. One with no BCCs showing and one with the same BCCs showing problem.



    Just a follow-up

    I was recently able to solve the BCC showing problem by using the plugin –



    It’s over 5 years later and I just started using bbpress and I see this same exact issue…so is this a glitch or a plugin conflict?

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