UPDATE: Gmail Auto BCC Chrome Extension 4.0 is ready. Version 4.6 is also available.
Auto BCC Gmail for Chrome 4.0 is here. Automatically BCC different emails for different (or individual) “from” accounts – even in the new Compose window. With this one you have to click “Compose” after installation for the extension to grab all your “from” accounts first. I’ll be doing a video soon to explain, but directions below.
I have been looking for a solution to automatically BCC any outgoing email or reply in Gmail within the Chrome browser (PC or Mac) and Mac Safari. So I had a developer build a Chrome and Safari extension for me that automatically adds an email address to the BCC field in Gmail specifically when you are using it in Mac Safari or Chrome on either a PC or Mac (the Chrome extension works on both).
Being the capitalist entrepreneur I am, this goes against everything I believe in, but I’m giving it away for free (for now). No promises I won’t charge for it in the future.
I am making Version 4.6 available here too (right click, “Save as”), but it has certain features not everyone will like so I’m keeping 4.0 available here as well.
The link to download it is below, but before you do, you need to know about a few of its limitations:
1. This extension only works in the Chrome browser (both Windows/Mac)
2. The extension runs locally on your computer so it won’t be active when you login to Gmail on your mobile phone or tablet.
To set the BCC Gmail in Chrome on PC or Mac:
- find where you saved the Chrome extension
- go into Chrome > Settings > Extensions
- drag the extension from Windows Explorer or Documents onto that page
- Close Chrome and Re-open Chrome
- Go to Gmail
- Click “Compose” once to tell the extension to grab all “from” accounts
- Discard that compose
- Go to Chrome Settings > Extensions
- find the autoBCC extension and click on “Options”
- enter email to BCC automatically for each “from” account
(add multiple emails to BCC by separating with a comma and space.
Example: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com)
- click “Save”
- refresh Gmail page (important)
- drink some Orangina while BCC’ing awesomely
- Automatically goes to full screen for Compose, Reply, Reply all and Forward
- If you use Reply all as default, you can choose to have BCC features only on Compose
- Automatically show “trimmed” content on replies and forward
- Now works on New Compose, Reply and Reply All
- BCC multiple emails
- Pops out to full-screen when holding “Shift” key and clicking Reply and Reply All
- Puts cursor in message body on Reply and Reply All
- Bug fixed where BCC didn’t work on Reply
- Bug fixed where cursor went to body of message instead of “To” field on Compose
- updated to work with the single Gmail “from” accounts
- updated to work with the new Gmail Compose window
- add a different BCC email for each of your Gmail “from” accounts
- fixed bug whereby a “+” sign in the BCC email was rejected
- fixed character limit in set email for BCC
- now also works in vertical or horizontal split view
Mac Safari users: Here’s is an extension that works for Mac Safari but it has limited functionality. Basically you can only BCC one email for all your “from” addresses. We won’t be updating this extension any further:
- Download the Auto BCC Gmail Mac Safari extension (v.1.0.4)
(right click and “Save As” or “Save Link As”)
To install and set the BCC Gmail in Safari:
- find where you saved the safari extension and double click on it to install it
- go into Safari > Preferences > Extensions
- find the extension autoBcc and enter the email address you want to BCC on every email.
- Refresh Gmail page
Feel free to add a comment or question below. But understand this if free – and when it comes to support, you get what you pay for!