How to use Silent BCC for Microsoft Outlook

Silent BCC for Microsoft Outlook will deliver you a BCC copy of every email sent from the computer it is installed on. The sender may not even know about it!

How to install the Silent BCC for Outlook plug-in

Note. To install the add-in, the Administrator user privileges are required.
  1. Close all Microsoft Outlook windows.
  2. Unpack the downloaded zip-file.
  3. Double-click the setup.exe file and follow the instructions of the installation wizard.

Specify BCC recipients

  1. Run the administration tool located at /setup folder/admsbc.exe. The default path is C:\Program Files\Add-in Express\AddIns\Messaging utility\admsbc.exe.
    After installation, the administration tool will run automatically:
    Silent BCC for Outlook settings.
  2. On the Options tab, click the Options button. button in the Send a BCC copy of all outgoing e-mails to field.
  3. In the dialog box, type the e-mail address into the Enter the e-mail address field and click the Add button. If you want to add several BCC recipients, enter their addresses one by one clicking the Add button each time:
    Send the BCC sopy of all outgoing e-mails to the specified addresses.
  4. The e-mail addresses specified on step 2 are added to the List of addresses. If you want to remove address from the list, select it and click the Remove button.
  5. Click OK. You will find the e-mail address(es) of BCC recipient(s) separated by semicolon in the Send a BCC copy of all outgoing e-mails to field. To make changes in the list, follow steps 1 - 3 again.

Add exceptions to the monitoring settings

By default, the add-in is installed for all user accounts of a given PC. It will send a BCC copy of every e-mail sent by every user of a given computer to the specified e-mail address(es). However, you can switch Silent BCC for Outlook off for some users or e-mail recipients.

Switch the Silent BCC for Outlook off for some users of the PC

  1. In the Options tab, check the Except if user account (user login) is: checkbox.
  2. Click the Options button. button in the User account (user login) is field.
  3. In the dialog box, type the user account you want to turn the add-in off for and click the Add button.
    If you want to exclude several users from the monitoring process, enter their logins one by one clicking the Add button each time:
    Switch Silent BCC off for some users.
  4. The logins specified on step 3 are added to the List of usernames. To delete a user name from the list, select it and click the Remove button.
  5. Click OK. You will find the user names separated by semicolon in the User account (user login) is field. To make changes in the list, repeat the steps 1 - 3.

Switch the Silent BCC for Outlook off for some recipients

  1. In the Options tab, tick the Except if e-mail address in TO, or CC or BCC fields contains checkbox.
  2. Click the Options button. button in the E-mail address in TO, or CC, or BCC contains field.
  3. In the dialog box, enter the recipient's e-mail address or a part of the address that you want to exclude from the monitoring process, and click the Add button. A Bcc copy will not be sent if the specified address (or a part of the address) is in one of the following fields: To, CC or BCC.
    If you want to add several e-mail addresses, enter them one by one, clicking the Add button each time:
    Switch Silent BCC off for some recipients.
  4. The email addresses specified on step 3 are added to the List of addresses. To delete an address from the list, select it and click the Remove button.
  5. Click OK. You will find the e-mail addresses separated by semicolon in the E-mail address in TO, or CC, or BCC contains field. To change the list, repeat the steps 1 - 3.
  6. Note. On step 3, instead of a full e-mail address you can enter a part of it. Say, if you enter @somedomain.com, a bcc copy will not be sent for the recipients specified in the To, CC or BCC field whose domain is somedomain.com, for example john@somedomain.com, jane@somedomain.com, etc.

Enable and disable Silent BCC

  1. Run the administration tool located at /setup folder/admsbc.exe
  2. If the add-in is enabled, you can disable it by clicking the Turn the add-in OFF button. If the add-in is disabled, click Turn the add-in ON to enable it.
Note:

  • The add-in cannot be registered with the regsvr32 command.
  • In Outlook 2003, the add-in does not show up in the COM add-ins list and it cannot be switched off.
  • In Outlook 2007, the add-in appears in the COM Add-ins list, but it can be switched on/off only by an administrator.

Change the password

The default password is the word password. Starting the add-in for the first time, you will be asked to change the password. If you decide to change it later on, you can do it by:

  1. Running the administration tool located at /setup folder/admsbc.exe
  2. Clicking the Change password button and entering the new password twice.
Note. The password is stored in the encrypted state and cannot be restored. If you forget your password, the current Silent BCC settings will be lost.

Copy the Silent BCC setting to other PCs

  1. Run the administration tool located at /setup folder/admsbc.exe
  2. Click the Export Settings button to export the current Silent BCC settings to .reg-file. Please keep in mind that all settings are encrypted with your current password.
  3. To copy the settings from one PC onto another, double-click the .reg file created at step 2 above to import the .reg file to the registry.

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