The default separator for email addresses when entering them is a semicolon, not a comma. The semicolon is used as a separator for multiple email addresses when typing into the To and Cc section but can be changed in the Outlook settings to a comma to separate multiple message recipients when sending messages.
In this tutorial, we will allow commas to separate message recipients in Outlook. A Recipient is the email address for the recipient. The recipients are the recipients. Overall, email recipients can have three recipients, namely To, Cc, and Bcc.
The primary email address you send a message to is called the recipient. The Cc recipient carbon copies the email to others. Cc is used to notify everyone in the To and those in the Cc who receives the email. The Bcc recipient is a Blind Carbon Copy. The purpose of the Bcc is to send mail to recipients that you indicate. The message added to the Bcc box will not be shown to any other recipients who received the message. When creating a new email, you will not see the Bcc recipient in the new email window by default; you have to turn it on to see it in the new message window.
How to separate email addresses in Outlook using commas
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- Open Outlook.
- Click File on the menu bar.
- On the Backstage View, click Options.
- An Outlook Options dialog box will appear.
- Inside the dialog box, click Mail on the left pane.
- Navigate to the “Send Messages” section and select the checkbox next to “Commas can be used to separate multiple message recipients.”
- Then click OK.
When creating multiple emails in the New Email window, use a comma to separate them; this will ensure that the email addresses are separated.
If you type email addresses into the recipient boxes without the comma settings and use a comma, the email addresses will not be separated.
We hope this tutorial helps you understand how to allow commas to separate message recipients in Outlook; if you have questions about the tutorial, let us know in the comments.
Hello, My name is Shari & I am a writer for the ‘Outlook AppIns’ blog. I’m a CSIT graduate & I’ve been working in the IT industry for 3 years.